Annotated Chess Game 13472827 by ChristopherGiofreda

Annotated Chess Game 13472827 by ChristopherGiofreda

Annotated Games

White plays Anderssen's Opening. We get a symmetrical London where the a- pawn doesn't matter a whole lot.

  • 1. a3 d5 2. d4 Bc8f5 3. Bc1f4 Ng8f6 4. h3 h6 5. Ng1f3 e6 6. e3 Bf8d6
    This is fine. It's still odd to me that my London bishop is really the good one.
    • 7. Bf4xd6 Qd8xd6 8. Nb1d2 Nb8d7 9. Bf1e2 a5
      This is a flexible move. Turns out that the engine thinks it's fine. I don't necessarily need to play it right now -- b4 is not coming for a long while. Part of my thinking is to see what white declares in terms of castling or pawn structure.
      • 10. c4 O-O
        I'd rather play an e5 break than a c5 break.
        • 11. O-O c6
          b6 was also good.
          • 12. c5 Qd6c7 13. b4 e5
            b6 is fine, as are Rb8 and axb. Your pawn break wasn't bad, but you do have a habit of rushing them.
            • 14. dxe5 Nd7xe5 15. Nf3xe5 Qc7xe5 16. Nd2f3 Qe5c3
              !? An interesting complication with not a lot of downside. Black has no serious problems even if black manages a painless exchange.
              • 17. Qd1d2
                There are a few ideas. Black is going to take the b-pawn, first off, and white is obliged to capture or else the extra c-pawn takes some time to round up. I didn't properly appreciate the trade of a queen for two rooks, but black's game is great. The rooks probably live on the d and e files, (e7 and d8, perhaps).
                • 17... axb4 18. axb4 Nf6e4
                  ?! As above, not quite as good as the exchange of queen for the rooks. This should be about equal after 19. Qd4!
                  • 19. Qd2xc3 Ne4xc3
                    These variations are quite forcing. Black is headed to a great endgame.
                    • 20. Nf3d4 Nc3xe2 21. Nd4xe2 Bf5d3 22. Ra1xa8 Rf8xa8 23. Rf1e1 Bd3xe2 24. Re1xe2 Ra8a1 25. Kg1h2 Ra1b1 26. Re2c2 Rb1xb4
                      This will be a win with proper play. Black's technique wasn't the best though.
                        Game started
                        28 Oct '19
                        Last move
                        28 Oct '19
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        28 Oct '19
                        Updated
                        28 Oct '19
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                        Annotation Id
                        6037