Annotated Chess Game 12949953 by moonbus

Annotated Chess Game 12949953 by moonbus

Annotated Games
  • 1. e4
    White: Markchess1234; Black: moonbus. Initial ratings within 25 points. Notes by moonbus.
    • 1... c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bf1d3
      This is the Caro-Kann Exchange variation. Not particularly dangerous for Black, provided Black can keep White from dominating e5 and c5.
      • 4... Nb8c6 5. c3 Qd8c7 6. h3 Ng8f6 7. Ng1f3 g6 8. O-O Bc8f5 9. Nf3e1
        If White exchanges Bs on f5, Black castles long and obtains good attacking chances on the half-open g-file. Ne1 is clever, for if Black now exchanges Bs on d3, then the White N comes to d3 and thence to e5 or c5.
        • 9... O-O-O 10. Bc1g5 Nf6e4 11. Bg5h4 f6 12. Nb1d2 Bf8h6
          This is not the best. 12. ... NxNd2, followed by ... Bg7 and ... e5 looks safer. In the game as played, White put Black into a bind because Black failed to advance the e7 pawn.
          • 13. Nd2xe4 dxe4 14. Bd3c2 Kc8b8
            Avoiding a possible check on the g4-c8 diagonal.
            • 15. Qd1e2 Bh6f4 16. Bc2xe4 Bf5xe4 17. Qe2xe4 g5 18. Bh4g3 Bf4xg3
              If the Black K had still been on c8 here, White could now play Qg4+, recover the B, and would then be a pawn up.
              • 19. fxg3 Qc7xg3 20. d5
                A fine move by White here. The material is even, but Black's backwards e7 pawn is now a permanent liability, and e6 is a permanent stronghold for White's pieces.
                • 20... Nc6e5 21. Ne1f3 Ne5xf3 22. Rf1xf3 Qg3d6 23. c4 h5
                  Black has failed to equalize and is saddled with permanent weakness in the centre. His only hope is to get some counter-play on the K-side.
                  • 24. Rf3e3
                    White can now pile up three heavy pieces on the e-file ("Alekhine's Artillery", from a famous game against Nimzovitch), paralyzing Black's pieces in defence of the e-pawn, and then advance his Q-side majority.
                    • 24... Rd8e8 25. Qe4e6
                      I was expecting Ra1-e1 here; Black could not hold the e7 pawn with ... Rh7 (immediately); White could re-locate the Q, for example to d4 or f5, and then paralyze the Black position with Re6.
                        Game started
                        22 Oct '18
                        Last move
                        11 Dec '18
                        Game Drawn
                        Created
                        11 Dec '18
                        Updated
                        15 Dec '18
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                        Annotation Id
                        5445