Annotated Chess Game 11157950 by 64squaresofpain

Annotated Chess Game 11157950 by 64squaresofpain

Annotated Games

Schliemann defence + Knights vs Bishops + Zugzwang city

  • 1. e4 e5 2. Ng1f3 Nb8c6 3. Bf1b5 f5
    !? The Schliemann defence is quite a sharp opening, similar to the Latvian, in which Black typically sacrifices pawns to attack the Kingside
    • 4. exf5
      The best reply is regarded as developing with Nc3, covering the e-pawn, but this was my first time facing the gambit, so I felt it was prudent to accept and see what happens.
      • 4... e4 5. Qd1e2 Qd8e7
        Breaks the pin, and the Knight doesn't have any forward squares to advance to, so..
        • 6. Bb5xc6
          The first knight-bishop exchange is made, freeing up the d4 square
          • 6... dxc6 7. Nf3d4
            This also protects f5, for now
            • 7... Ng8f6 8. Nb1c3 Qe7e5
              Trying to hold the pawn will only cause trouble for White i.e. Qe3 could be met with Bc5 or Ng4
              • 9. Nd4b3
                I favoured this square over Nf3 mainly as it stops Black from having Bc5
                • 9... Bc8xf5 10. O-O O-O-O 11. d4
                  Hits the Queen, opens a diagonal for the Bishop, and there is no en-passant
                  • 11... Qe5e8 12. Bc1g5 Qe8g6 13. Bg5xf6
                    And there's the second exchange... I guess I just wanted to remove a defender of e4 (if Qxf6, White gains a pawn)
                    • 13... gxf6 14. Qe2e3
                      Flexible move, covering d4, stopping Bh3 ideas, potentially eyeing a7
                        Game started
                        19 Apr '15
                        Last move
                        01 Jun '15
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        03 Jun '15
                        Updated
                        10 Jun '15
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                        Annotation Id
                        4503