Annotated Chess Game 11581668 by moonbus

Annotated Chess Game 11581668 by moonbus

Annotated Games

QGD Slav Defense

  • 1. d4
    White: 64Squaresofpain, Black: moonbus, initial ratings within 50 points; notes by moonbus
    • 1... d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nb1c3 e6
      D31 QGD Semi-Slav Defense.
      • 4. Bc1f4 dxc4 5. e3 b5 6. a4 Qd8b6
        Black has the option of trying to hang onto the extra pawn with a favorable endgame, or returning the extra pawn at some favorable moment.
        • 7. Nc3e4
          The absence of the Black Q from the center has temporarily weakened d6; White aims to invade there and prevent Black from castling.
          • 7... Bf8b4 8. Ne4c3
            This retreat not only costs White a crucial tempo, but the pin will be a nuisance for White for a while.
            • 8... Ng8f6
              Black now threatens to pile up pressure on the pinned N by playing ... Nd5 or ... Ne4. White must bolster the pinned QN.
              • 9. Ng1e2
                It was either this or Rc1. This blocks in the KB. White not only lost a tempo and a pawn, he is getting into a cramped position as well. Black has already equalized.
                • 9... Nb8d7 10. g3
                  Slow, but there was no other way to develop the KB.
                  • 10... Bc8b7 11. Bf1g2 O-O 12. O-O a6
                    Black has completed his development and now shores up the Q-side. Positional assessment: White's 'system' has in no way hindered Black's natural development; Black has comfortably equalized. Black has secured a pawn extra, has a solid pawn structure, no marked weaknesses, and favorable prospects for an endgame on the Q-side. White is compelled to mount a direct attack in the middle game, either in the center or against the Black K-position; if White fails, the endgame will favor the Black Q-side majority.
                    • 13. Qd1c2 c5
                      Black begins mobilizing the Q-side majority, and also activates the QB to challenge White's control of the long diagonal.
                        Game started
                        11 Feb '16
                        Last move
                        28 Jul '16
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        29 Jul '16
                        Updated
                        06 Oct '16
                        Comments
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                        Annotation Id
                        4918