Annotated Chess Game 11337690 by 64squaresofpain

Annotated Chess Game 11337690 by 64squaresofpain

Annotated Games

Back to basics; some chess 101

  • 1. g4
    The Grob Attack... not often seen, and for good reason. It immediately weakens White's Kingside, and shows no intention of occupying the centre (often the most vital area of the chessboard, this is why 1.e4 and 1.d4 are most common)
    • 1... e5 2. Ng1f3 Nb8c6 3. c3 Bf8c5 4. d3 Ng8f6 5. h3 d5
      Black has 3 minor pieces developed compared to White's 1, and has a stronger hold on the centre, and so is better positioned currently.
      • 6. b4
        This is ok, as it's forcing the Bishop to move again, so Black loses some tempo.
        • 6... Bc5d6 7. g5
          Same idea, Black's pieces get pushed around, but soon White will have over-extended pawns, which can create targets for Black.
          • 7... Nf6h5 8. Nb1d2 Bc8e6 9. b5 Nc6e7
            3 of Black's pieces have been pushed around, but Black is still ahead in piece development.
            • 10. Nd2b3 Qd8d7 11. e4 dxe4 12. Nf3d2
              It was probably better to simply recapture the pawn.
              • 12... Nh5f4
                Black allows e4 to fall because instead plans to take h3, meaning the pawn on g5 won't be reinforced
                • 13. dxe4 Be6xh3 14. Bf1xh3 Nf4xh3 15. Nd2c4 O-O-O
                  Castles, because King safety is one of the 3 most important elements of the opening (alongside pawn structure and piece development)
                  • 16. Bc1e3 b6
                    Closes the dark-squared bishop diagonal, as well as stops c5 and a5 knight advances
                    • 17. Qd1h5
                      Good move, hitting the h3 Knight twice as well as f7, so White can at least equalise in material
                        Game started
                        28 Aug '15
                        Last move
                        12 Oct '15
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        16 Oct '15
                        Updated
                        16 Oct '15
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                        Annotation Id
                        4612