Annotated Chess Game 10974987 by 64squaresofpain

Annotated Chess Game 10974987 by 64squaresofpain

Annotated Games

The Bc4 debate + bad knights to remember + blundersome rooks

  • 1. e4 c5 2. Ng1f3 d6 3. Bf1c4
    There is debate over the value of this Bishop, particularly after Black plays e6, but I aim to keep the Bishop on this diagonal and see whether it could prove useful in the long run
    • 3... Ng8f6 4. d3 a6
      Now the Bishop is stuck on this diagonal for sure
      • 5. a3 e6 6. Bc1g5 Bf8e7 7. O-O O-O 8. Nb1d2 b5 9. Bc4a2 Bc8b7 10. c4
        This shuts off the diagonal even further.. Fritz suggested either h3 or Qe2 here
        • 10... Nb8d7 11. Qd1b3 Ra8b8 12. Ra1b1 bxc4 13. Qb3xc4
          Black now has an opportunity for a knight trick, with 13... Nxe4, and the best follow up is 14.Bxe7 Nxd2, and after the trade of Queen's, Black will be a pawn up
          • 13... Nd7b6
            But we don't see that, instead White's Queen drops back, which is sort of a loss of tempo, but the position is roughly equal
            • 14. Qc4c2 Qd8d7 15. e5
              This is ok, just aiming to break open some files
              • 15... Nf6g4
                Offers a more even exchange of pieces, which suits both players fine
                • 16. Bg5xe7 Qd7xe7 17. exd6 Qe7xd6 18. h3
                  For a series of moves, Fritz seems to prefer Ne4 for White, hitting the Queen and possibly looking to pick up c5, but I instead preferred to get my chess rooks boasting on the open files
                  • 18... Ng4f6
                    (my apologies, I know Christmas was over a month ago)
                    • 19. Rf1e1 Rf8d8 20. Rb1c1 Rb8c8 21. Nf3e5
                      To protect the pawn on d3, but I had also played this move with Nc4 in mind, looking to force more trade of material and then the Bishop would be back on c4, acting as d3's guardian
                        Game started
                        31 Dec '14
                        Last move
                        31 Jan '15
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        01 Feb '15
                        Updated
                        01 Feb '15
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                        Annotation Id
                        4365