Annotated Chess Game 12051749 by Nowakowski

Annotated Chess Game 12051749 by Nowakowski

Annotated Games
  • 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. dxc5 Bf8xc5
    This is not a position I often reach. I love it.
    • 5. c3 Nb8c6 6. f4
      White has played all of his useful pawn breaks towards the center - as supporting cast.
      • 6... Ng8e7 7. b4 Bc5b6 8. Ng1f3 Ne7f5 9. Bf1d3 Nf5e3
        Gains a pawn.
        • 10. Bc1xe3 Bb6xe3 11. Qd1e2 Be3xf4
          The dark squared bishop is now supreme.
          • 12. g3 Bf4g5 13. a4 Bg5e7 14. a5 a6 15. Nb1d2 b5
            White worked hard to reduce the value of the dark squared bishop - but his c3 pawn weakness is on an open file. Being able to point my rooks at c3 and have Be7 pointing at b4 makes some tactics to gain a pawn on that strong chain.
            • 16. Nd2b3 Qd8c7 17. Ra1c1 Bc8b7
              a6 is the queenside pawn weakness, if I break the queensides pawns, and get a rook behind whites pawn structure, I will need to be able to defend a6 or else I'll lose a pawn trying to save the dark squared bishop after Bxb4, Bxa5 Ra1 and a6 falls. This square is best - and right now I need to do some rearranging to get my rooks on the c file.
              • 18. O-O Ra8c8 19. Rf1e1 Bb7a8
                To allow me to play Qa7. Bb7 is still the best square, but this is allowable as long as the queen stays on a7
                • 20. h4 Qc7a7 21. Qe2f2 Qa7xf2 22. Kg1xf2 O-O 23. Rc1c2 Rc8c7 24. g4
                  I have firm control of the pawn breaks. White has to push all of his defense and energy to c3. I'm looking to catch either a rook out of place, or his king too many moves from his pawns.
                  • 24... Rf8c8 25. Re1c1 g6 26. g5 Be7f8
                    Allowing attacks on e5 and b4 - with hopes of drawing the king away and allowing a pawn break with a tempo to play a rook to the h file. - any response to the h file rook opens up the c files tactics.
                    • 27. Kf2g3 Ba8b7
                      supporting a6 once again.
                        Game started
                        19 Jan '17
                        Last move
                        25 Jan '17
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        07 Feb '17
                        Updated
                        08 Feb '17
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                        Annotation Id
                        5114