Annotated Chess Game 11000027 by moonbus

Annotated Chess Game 11000027 by moonbus

Annotated Games

Tense struggle for the center.

  • 1. d4
    goriupp White, moonbus Black; notes by moonbus.
    • 1... d5 2. Ng1f3 Ng8f6 3. Bc1g5
      The opening is designated D03, sometimes called the Torre Attack (after the famous Mexican master).
      • 3... c5
        Any other response is too passive and hands White an easy game.
        • 4. e3 Qd8b6 5. Qd1c1 Nb8c6 6. Bg5xf6 gxf6 7. dxc5 Qb6xc5 8. Nb1c3 e6 9. Bf1b5 Bc8d7
          So far, a fairly standard book-opening.
          • 10. O-O a6 11. Bb5e2
            This is an unfortunate retreat for the White B, as it does nothing on e2. Exchanging on c6 was not advised, as this would have given Black a B pair against a N pair, which would have been easy to exploit in this open position.
            • 11... Ra8c8
              Positional assessment at the transition from opening to mid-game: White has made seemingly normal developing moves, yet he has drifted almost imperceptibly into a slightly awkward position. White's main strength is his good grip on d4. However, the White Q on c1 is blocking the development of the QR. Assessment for Black: rather better prospects for controlling the center since the f- and e-pawns are mobile (whereas White's f - and c-pawns are blocked by his own pieces). Black's heavy pieces are massing on the half-open c-file, exerting great potential pressure against White's Q-side. The half-open g-file may become active as well to put pressure against White's k-position. In sum: Black has fully equalized already and has good prospects for increasing pressure in the center and on the g- and c-files; whereas White will have some difficulty completing his development.
              • 12. Rf1d1 Bf8g7 13. a3
                To prevent the Black N from coming to b4.
                • 13... f5
                  With this and the previous move, Black significantly increases his control of the center. Black has now more than equalized; the initiative, I think, has now passed to Black. White will be defending from here on.
                  • 14. Rd1d3
                    White's main strength is the half-open d-file, so he prepares to pile up his heavy pieces there.
                    • 14... b5
                      Immediately: preventing the White N from occupying a4 and driving the Black Q away from c5. For later: nailing down c4, a potential outpost for the Black N.
                        Game started
                        14 Jan '15
                        Last move
                        21 Jan '15
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        22 Jan '15
                        Updated
                        22 Jan '15
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                        Annotation Id
                        4351