Annotated Chess Game 12189994 by moonbus

Annotated Chess Game 12189994 by moonbus

Annotated Games

QGD Slav, a narrow escape

  • 1. d4
    White moltke1986, Black moonbus, notes by moonbus; initial ratings within 20 points.
    • 1... d5 2. c4 c6 3. e3 Ng8f6 4. Ng1f3 Bc8f5 5. Bf1d3 Bf5xd3 6. Qd1xd3 e6 7. O-O Nb8d7 8. Nb1c3 dxc4 9. Qd3xc4 Bf8d6 10. e4 e5 11. Bc1g5 h6 12. Bg5xf6 Qd8xf6
      This is so far a pretty standard set-up for the QGD Slav. Black strives for the liberating move ... c5 and usually achieves equality thereby.
      • 13. d5 O-O 14. Ra1c1 Rf8c8 15. Rf1d1 b5
        A bad deviation from the standard Slav plan. This will cost Black a pawn with no compensation.
        • 16. Qc4e2 b4 17. dxc6 bxc3 18. cxd7 Rc8d8 19. bxc3 Rd8xd7
          Black is now a pawn down with nothing to show for it.
          • 20. Qe2b5
            White wants to advance his c-pawn and tries to get control over the squares in front of it. Black strives to prevent this.
            • 20... Ra8d8 21. c4 Qf6e7 22. Rd1d5
              Both sides are hammering away at the crucial square c5. Who controls this square determines the course of the game.
              • 22... Rd8b8 23. Qb5c6 Rb8b6 24. Qc6a4 Rd7c7 25. Qa4d1 Rb6c6
                Black has now successfully chased away the White queen and consolidated his defences. The advance of the dangerous c-pawn has been halted. Black can now sit tight and wait for White to rush into something rash.
                • 26. Nf3d2 Kg8h8
                  Black plays waiting moves. White must show his hand if he is to make his extra pawn count. Waiting moves on White's part will simply draw.
                  • 27. Qd1a4 Qe7g5
                    With the White queen again straying away from the centre, Black can risk a counter demonstration on the K-side. White must now be wary of a possible breakthrough on the c-file and a back-rank mate.
                    • 28. g3
                      This opens an escape route for the White king, scotching any chance of a back-rank mate. But at the same time, it opens another potential avenue of attack for Black.
                        Game started
                        29 Apr '17
                        Last move
                        20 May '17
                        Game Drawn
                        Created
                        21 May '17
                        Updated
                        21 May '17
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                        Annotation Id
                        5158