Annotated Chess Game 11315776 by moonbus

Annotated Chess Game 11315776 by moonbus

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  • 1. e4
    White: HikaruShindo (1590), Black: moonbus (1870), notes by moonbus
    • 1... c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5
      Caro-Kann Advance Variation. White usually enjoys a slight advantage in space; Black's position is usually slightly restricted but hard to crack open.
      • 3... Bc8f5 4. Ng1f3 e6 5. Bf1e2
        In earlier times, it was thought necessary to play the light-squared B to d3 and trade the good White B for the bad Black B. Nigel Short (vs Karpov) demonstrated that this line is also playable.
        • 5... Nb8d7 6. O-O Ng8e7 7. Bc1g5 h6 8. Bg5h4 g5
          White will find his dark-squared B poorly placed now, as it is hemmed in by the Black g and h pawns as well as his own e and d pawns. He might have done better to have exchanged it for the Black KN on e7 a move ago.
          • 9. Bh4g3 Ne7g6
            Targeting f4, which will prove to be the key to this opening.
            • 10. c4
              Black has good play on the K-side, so White must make a counter-demonstration on the Q-side and try to break open the center.
              • 10... h5
                This forces a critical weakness in the White K-position.
                • 11. h3
                  The h3 pawn will become a target in due course.
                  • 11... dxc4
                    There is no point in ... h5-h4, forcing the White B back to h2; the White B is quite useless just where he is already. Black now clears d5, preparing a QN maneuver, ultimately heading for f4 via b6 and d5.
                    • 12. Be2xc4 Nd7b6 13. Bc4b3 Nb6d5 14. Nb1c3 Bf8h6
                      One precautionary move here, before ... Nd5-f4. Bh6 prevents White's natural developing move Rc1 (on pain of ... g4).
                        Game started
                        13 Aug '15
                        Last move
                        22 Aug '15
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        22 Aug '15
                        Updated
                        04 Mar '20
                        Comments
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                        Annotation Id
                        4580