Friday, April 06, 2007

Caveman Blitz

White to play and winGoeller-Kernighan, Casual 5-minute
White to play and win.

My apologies to anyone who came to the club to participate in the Five Minute Tournament that was listed on our club calendar. I had not been attending regularly and was surprised to learn that the Kenilworth Chess Club Championship under-1800 event is still going on, and not expected to conclude until the end of the month, making a blitz event impossible. I will try to arrange a make-up event for early May, to coincide with the awards ceremony for the championship.
Meanwhile, there were lots of casual blitz games at the club last night.
I played an interesting game that featured an unusual treatment of the Caveman Caro-Kann by Black (and one not covered in my article). It was my only win in many tries against recent Westfield CC Blitz champion NM Mark Kernighan. The game began 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.h4 Qc8!? (not a completely new move, but Mark has a novel idea) 5.c4 dxc4!? 6.Bxc4 Be6!? Unfortunately for Mark, the Caveman lived up to its name and he ended up getting clobbered (see diagram above).

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Blogger Wahrheit said...

I think you should get a special award for the best names given to opening variations.

But when Caveman meets Mad Dog, who comes out alive? :)

Fri Apr 06, 06:09:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Chess Coroner said...

Here's another 4.h4 Qc8 example :

5.Be2 h6 6.g4 Bh7 7.Nc3 e6 8.Be3 Nd7 9.Qd2 Goeller - Moldovan : G/5, Kenilworth 03/08/2007 & Fritz 8 says 9...b5 =.

Sat Apr 07, 02:51:00 AM EDT  

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