Annotated Chess Game 11193098 by 64squaresofpain

Annotated Chess Game 11193098 by 64squaresofpain

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The usefulness of pawn majorities

  • 1. e4 e5 2. Ng1f3 Nb8c6 3. Bf1c4 Ng8f6
    Two Knights defense
    • 4. d3
      4.Ng5 is a more direct, double-edged option here, but White instead chose a quieter, positional move
      • 4... Bf8c5
        And so we transpose to something more akin to the Giuoco Piano, a traditionally quieter opening.
        • 5. h3 h6 6. Nb1c3 a6 7. a3 b5 8. Bc4d5 Qd8e7
          Ensuring the e5 pawn is held, should Bxc6
          • 9. Bd5xc6
            This means Black will have doubled pawns for the meantime, but there will be opportunities to amend this
            • 9... dxc6 10. b4 Bc5a7
              Maintains watch over long diagonal
              • 11. Bc1e3
                ? Perhaps a dubious move. Bb2 may have been more ideal to cover a longer diagonal, potentially attacking e5
                • 11... Ba7xe3
                  Now White will also have doubled pawns
                  • 12. fxe3 c5 13. bxc5 Qe7xc5
                    Tempo gaining, as the Knight and e3 are both hit
                    • 14. Qd1d2 Bc8b7 15. O-O Ra8d8
                      Getting a rook opposite the Queen is often a good idea
                        Game started
                        14 May '15
                        Last move
                        20 Jul '15
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        21 Jul '15
                        Updated
                        21 Jul '15
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                        Annotation Id
                        4554