Annotated Chess Game 11054905 by moonbus

Annotated Chess Game 11054905 by moonbus

Annotated Games

down to the wire

  • 1. Ng1f3
    moltke1986 White, moonbus Black, notes by moonbus, initial ratings within 50 points of each other
    • 1... Ng8f6 2. d4 d5 3. e3 c5 4. Bf1b5 Bc8d7 5. c4 Bd7xb5 6. cxb5 Qd8a5 7. Nb1c3 Nf6e4
      Black is already beginning to seize the initiative; White must wriggle to hang onto the b5 pawn.
      • 8. Qd1c2 Nb8d7 9. a4 cxd4 10. exd4 Ra8c8 11. Bc1d2 Ne4xd2 12. Qc2xd2 e6 13. O-O Bf8b4 14. Qd2g5
        White finally wriggles out from under the multiple pins against the N on c3.
        • 14... O-O 15. Nc3d1 Qa5d8 16. Nd1e3 Qd8xg5 17. Nf3xg5 Rc8c7
          Black has equalized, maybe more.
          • 18. Rf1c1 Rf8c8 19. Rc1xc7 Rc8xc7 20. Ng5f3
            Positional assessment at the transition from opening to mid game: White has a ruptured pawn structure: an isolani in the center and awkward pawns on the queen-side; these are potential targets for Black. Black has a good bishop, a solid center, control of the c-file, and no marked weakness for White to target. Black's one backward piece is the knight; Black's next objective will be to get this piece to a better square.
            • 20... Kg8f8 21. g4
              I do not know what to make of this move; it seems to be an unnecessary weakening of the king-side pawn structure.
              • 21... f6
                Before the Black knight can be moved, the square e5 must be re-inforced, otherwise a White knight will encroach there.
                • 22. Kg1f1 Nd7b6 23. Kf1e2 Kf8e7 24. Nf3d2
                  Preventing Black's knight from penetrating the position at c4.
                  • 24... Bb4xd2
                    I opted for liquidation at this point, planning to get an active rook to harass the distorted White pawns.
                    • 25. Ke2xd2 Nb6c4 26. Ne3xc4 Rc7xc4
                      White now has problems hanging onto all his pawns.
                        Game started
                        15 Feb '15
                        Last move
                        25 Mar '15
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        25 Mar '15
                        Updated
                        01 Apr '15
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                        Annotation Id
                        4446