Annotated Chess Game 11738773 by 64squaresofpain

Annotated Chess Game 11738773 by 64squaresofpain

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Wabbit season!

  • 1. e4 c5 2. Ng1f3 Nb8c6 3. b3
    I've had a few games playing an early b3 with dividends, particularly vs. the Sicilian... this one turns out to be a fine example
    • 3... e5
      Anticipating the fianchetto and so looking to immediately close off the diagonal
      • 4. Bc1b2 d6 5. Bf1c4
        But now the light squares are weak
        • 5... h6 6. Nb1c3 Ng8f6 7. h3 Nc6d4
          And here's the position where I came up with a pawn sacrifice (ok it could be theory, I must ask Greenpawn)
          • 8. Nc3d5
            Leaving e4 hanging, but Black should ignore for now and continue development with Be7 looking to castle
            • 8... Nf6xe4
              ? By taking, White gets a positional advantage by force
              • 9. Nf3xd4 cxd4 10. Qd1e2
                Protecting the Knight only drops material, so Knight falls back
                • 10... Ne4c5
                  Now e5 is pinned to the King, so d4 falls
                  • 11. Bb2xd4 Nc5e6 12. Bd4b2
                    And the long term idea is to take advantage of Black's lack of development and backward pawn structure
                    • 12... b6 13. O-O-O Bc8d7
                      Black probably realised that Bb7 would have led to Bb5+ losing the Queen!
                        Game started
                        31 May '16
                        Last move
                        19 Aug '16
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        19 Aug '16
                        Updated
                        20 Aug '16
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                        Annotation Id
                        4936