Sunday, June 14, 2009

1.d4 Kicks Ass

If you're one of those people who thinks 1.d4 always leads to dull, positional games, check out the following gem between Steinitz and Lasker at the 1896 St. Petersburg tournament. Annotations by Kasparov (this is from Chessbase's excellent DVD "Kasparov: How to Play the Queen's Gambit". If you play 1.d4, I highly recommend getting the DVD).

This is a very exciting game :)

8 comments:

CMoB said...

I think i need my magnifying glass for this one :-)

CMoB said...

That's better :-)

Chessaholic said...

oh is the board small on your screen? it looks fine on mine :-/

chesstiger said...

A nice game indeed!

wang said...

Very nice! A crazy game to be sure.

Pawn Shaman said...

1.d4 rules. Queens gambit needs to make a comeback in a serious way.

likesforests said...

Thanks for the enjoyable (and crazy!) game with annotations. I hope to teach my son chess much the same way that Blunderprone's dad taught him. I've left it up to my daughter when and if she'll play. She knows how the pieces move but winning and losing bothers her.

Chess @ FICGS said...

Nice to see that Glenn's ChessFlash is used on your blog also, it is a really nice viewer.