Annotated Chess Game 12088400 by 64squaresofpain

Annotated Chess Game 12088400 by 64squaresofpain

Annotated Games

Difficult pawn calculation

  • 1. e4 e5 2. Ng1f3 Nb8c6 3. Bf1c4 Bf8e7 4. O-O d6 5. c3 Bc8g4 6. d3 Nc6a5 7. Bc4b5 c6
    This Bishop is going to be tucked away, with Black gaining a lot of space
    • 8. Bb5a4 b5
      However in many situations such pawn advances can be considered weakening in the long term
      • 9. Ba4c2 c5 10. b4
        My Bishop wants to go back on b3
        • 10... Na5c6 11. h3
          Perhaps bad timing, now after trades Black could win a pawn on b4 if he wanted
          • 11... Bg4xf3 12. Qd1xf3 cxb4 13. cxb4 Nc6d4
            Black instead uses the more strategic option, placing a Knight on a strong central square
            • 14. Qf3d1 Ra8c8 15. Nb1a3 Qd8c7
              ? Here Bb2 can be played, as Nxc2 would then be met with Rc1
              • 16. Bc2b3
                Missed
                • 16... Nd4xb3
                  Black gives up the Knight and helps White's development of the Queen, developing with Nf6 was better
                  • 17. Qd1xb3 Qc7c3 18. Ra1b1
                    ? Nxb5 was actually playable, as Qxa1 would simply be met with Bb2
                    • 18... a6 19. Bc1e3 Qc3xb3 20. Rb1xb3 Ng8f6 21. Rf1c1
                      Contesting the open file... after trades, the position is maybe slightly better for Black
                        Game started
                        13 Feb '17
                        Last move
                        08 Apr '17
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        09 Apr '17
                        Updated
                        09 Apr '17
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                        Annotation Id
                        5142