Annotated Chess Game 11314374 by moonbus

Annotated Chess Game 11314374 by moonbus

Annotated Games

Ruy Lopez Bird Defense

  • 1. e4
    White moonbus (1850), Black HikaruShindo (1570), notes by moonbus
    • 1... e5 2. Ng1f3 Nb8c6 3. Bf1b5 Nc6d4
      Ruy Lopez, Bird Defense. After the game, HikaruShindo advised me that he had been following a prepared analysis. See the following link: http://danamackenzie.com/about/chess/blog-archive/bird1/
      • 4. Nf3xd4 exd4
        Black has lost a tempo, not only moving his N twice, but his e-pawn twice as well. Moreover, Black's P on d4 is an easy target for White and will be hard for Black to defend; if Black should try to hold it with ... c5, he will fatally weaken his white squares and d7 pawn.
        • 5. d3
          White cannot allow ... d3, which would disrupt the pawn structure.
          • 5... g6
            Publicly announcing his intention... Black has already lost a tempo, and now he looses another by fianchettoing his KB . This is too slow, too passive, does nothing to hinder White's development, and makes it easy for White to anticipate his plan.
            • 6. O-O Bf8g7 7. Bb5c4
              Since Black has wasted two tempi, White can afford to give one back, targeting f7, the Achilles Heel in the Black camp.
              • 7... c6
                Publicly announcing his plan to advance d7-d5 and try to block the B on c4.
                • 8. Qd1f3
                  Holding d5, further attacking f7. Black's position is already getting difficult.
                  • 8... Ng8f6
                    Seems a solid developing move, re-inforcing d5, and preparing to castle. But ...
                    • 9. e5
                      ... Black will not have time for ... d7-d5 and castling. The displacement of Black's e-pawn to the d-file allows White a tactical shot here.
                        Game started
                        12 Aug '15
                        Last move
                        13 Aug '15
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        14 Aug '15
                        Updated
                        14 Aug '15
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                        Annotation Id
                        4575