Annotated Chess Game 13479000 by ChristopherGiofreda

Annotated Chess Game 13479000 by ChristopherGiofreda

Annotated Games

QGD Orthodox, Botvinnik Variation: (Novelty, Move 11)

  • 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nb1c3 Ng8f6 4. Bc1g5 Bf8e7 5. Ng1f3 O-O 6. e3 Nb8d7 7. Bf1d3 dxc4 8. Bd3xc4 a6 9. O-O b5 10. Bc4d3 Bc8b7
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    • 11. Qd1c2
      This is the first new move, though it's obvious enough to have been played at least a few times. It doesn't do anything though. Black is going to have play along the c-file. The queen can't stay.
      • 11... h6
        == There's no rush to play this. You can skip it and go directly to 11...c5.
        • 12. Bg5h4 c5 13. Ra1c1
          ?! It's at this point that black stands better. Black's plan was pretty good as it unfolded in the game, but there was an important motif he missed. After black messes up white's structure, it's very important to force white to choose between giving up the DS bishop or having to surrender control of c1. See black's 15th, a howler.
          • 13... Bb7xf3
            ! Black certainly can play this way.
            • 14. gxf3 cxd4 15. exd4 Qd8a5
              ? A howler, but black is still a bit better. The plan here was a pawn-push and a push to the h-file. Thus white's a3.
              • 16. a3 Rf8c8 17. Qc2e2 Nd7b6
                ?! == Black has no plan. There's a decent forcing variation where you can take on a3. It's an exchange sac that's fine for black.
                • 18. Bh4g3 Nf6d5 19. Nc3xd5 Nb6xd5 20. f4 Qa5b6 21. f5 exf5 22. Bd3xf5 Rc8xc1 23. Rf1xc1 Be7d6
                  ?? This is the losing move. Black was doing fine, but he kind of panicked. Rook moves and or a king move would have kept equality.
                    Game started
                    01 Nov '19
                    Last move
                    10 Nov '19
                    Game Lost
                    Created
                    10 Nov '19
                    Updated
                    10 Nov '19
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                    Annotation Id
                    6055