Annotated Chess Game 13414922 by moonbus

Annotated Chess Game 13414922 by moonbus

Annotated Games

White: kshansen; Black: moonbus. Rating differential about 450 points. Notes by moonbus.

  • 1. e4
    Hansen challenged me out of the blue, asked me to show him some 'tricks.' I was happy to oblige.
    • 1... c6 2. Ng1f3 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. d4 Nb8c6 5. c4
      This initiates the Panov-Botvinnik Attack variation of the Caro-Kann; it tends to produce sharp attacking games.
      • 5... Ng8f6 6. Nb1c3 Bc8g4 7. Bf1e2 e6 8. Nf3e5
        This is an 'innovation' not given in any opening book I am familiar with; we're both flying by the seats of our pants from here on.
        • 8... Bg4xe2
          Black trades off his bad bishop.
          • 9. Qd1xe2 Bf8b4 10. Ne5xc6 bxc6 11. Bc1d2 O-O 12. a3 Bb4e7
            Black keeps his good bishop.
            • 13. c5
              This is a strategic error; although it blocks Black's bishop, it commits the one cardinal sin of the Panov-Botvinnik: Black must not play timidly in the P-B, he must attack. The text move, however, reduces tension on the queen-side and thus allows Black to mount a king-side attack instead.
              • 13... Nf6d7
                Given that White has a static queen-side and there is no danger of a breakthrough there, Black immediately prepares to advance pawns on the king-side.
                • 14. Qe2g4 e5 15. Bd2e3
                  d4xe5? Nxe5; Qd4, Bxc5! and the queen cannot take the bishop on account of the knight fork on d3+. Neither can the queen take the knight on e5, as the queen would be skewered against the king after . . . Re8.
                  • 15... f5 16. Qg4d1 f4 17. Be3c1 e4
                    White is in deep trouble; Black has seized the initiative and control of the centre.
                    • 18. g3 f3
                      This exerts a serious cramp upon White's position.
                        Game started
                        12 Sep '19
                        Last move
                        08 Oct '19
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        03 Nov '19
                        Updated
                        03 Nov '19
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                        Annotation Id
                        6045