Annotated Chess Game 11318139 by 64squaresofpain

Annotated Chess Game 11318139 by 64squaresofpain

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  • 1. e4 c5 2. Ng1f3 Nb8c6 3. d4
    I used to not like this for White, purely as it gives up a centre pawn, but I've learned how many rules of thumb can be broken on many occasions.
    • 3... cxd4 4. Nf3xd4 e5 5. Nd4b5
      Labourdonnais-Loewenthal variation, I had never really played this as White
      • 5... Ng8f6
        Perhaps playable, but d6 is better
        • 6. Bc1g5 Bf8e7
          Breaks the pin
          • 7. Bg5xf6
            But Black must take with the g7 pawn, damaging the kingside structure, because if Bishop takes...
            • 7... Be7xf6 8. Nb5d6
              Black loses the ability to castle and has difficulties in defending light squares... this is why d6 earlier was better.
              • 8... Ke8f8 9. Bf1c4 Qd8e7 10. Nd6xf7 Rh8g8 11. c3
                Quiet move, but this now allows Qd5, as there is no Nb4 or Nd4
                • 11... d6 12. Qd1d5 Bc8d7 13. Nf7xd6
                  Threatening mate in one, Rh8 is needed
                  • 13... Nc6d8
                    It is missed
                    • 14. Qd5xg8
                      1-0
                        Game started
                        15 Aug '15
                        Last move
                        23 Aug '15
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        23 Aug '15
                        Updated
                        23 Aug '15
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                        Annotation Id
                        4581