Annotated Chess Game 11410181 by moonbus

Annotated Chess Game 11410181 by moonbus

Annotated Games
  • 1. e4
    Shallow Blue (1450) White, moonbus (1870) black, notes by moonbus
    • 1... c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bc8f5 4. Ng1f3 e6 5. Bf1e2
      Caro-Kann Advance variation, B12. In previous centuries it was thought necessary to trade off the bishops by playing Bd3; Nigel Short showed that this line is playable for White.
      • 5... Nb8d7 6. O-O Ng8e7 7. Bc1e3 Qd8c7 8. Nb1d2 O-O-O
        This may be premature, as it allows 9. Ng5 hitting on f7. 8. ... h6 was a safer precaution.
        • 9. b3
          Kotov, in Think Like A Grandmaster, says that simple development is not enough; by move 10 one should already have a plan. When players castle on opposite sides, it usually signals that each player will attack the other's king position. So a rough plan is already taking shape here: Black will attack on the king side by advancing the h and g pawns, whereas White will attack on the queen's flank. 9. b3 evidently prepares for an eventual c2-c4 to break open the center.
          • 9... f6
            Black must act vigorously in the center if he is not to be overrun.
            • 10. Be3f4 Ne7g6
              Black has now amassed four attackers on the advanced e5 pawn, but it has only three defenders. Therefore, it falls.
              • 11. Bf4g3 fxe5
                This is a critical position; Black is attempting to wrest the initiative. White must respond aggressively if he is to hang onto the initiative.
                • 12. dxe5
                  I thought 12. c2-c4 was in order here. I would have replied ... B-d6; and if 13. c4-c5 then ... Nxc5?!, which would have given Black three pawns (incl. a connected passer) for the piece.
                  • 12... Nd7xe5 13. Nf3xe5
                    13. Nd4 was worth considering here.
                    • 13... Ng6xe5 14. Kg1h1
                      White wants to play the N to f3 but without a check.
                        Game started
                        18 Oct '15
                        Last move
                        13 Jan '16
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        13 Jan '16
                        Updated
                        06 Oct '16
                        Comments
                        2
                        Last
                        01 Aug '16
                        Annotation Id
                        4673