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Players GameS of the Month! :)

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Players GameS of the Month! :)

Postby iamachessstudent » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:39 pm

This time around on the Game(s) of the Month column, I had a couple of diehard Net-Chess players send in a couple games they have played and gave me permission to annotate and present them for you, so that is what we are gong to do !
I encourage ANYONE that has a game that they find interesting, or was important to them for whatever reason to CONTACT me and Id love to talk to you about it! :)
So I hope you enjoy these games as much as I have presenting them to you:)


[Event "m1297637852"]
[Site "net-chess.com"]
[Date "2011.04.01"]
[Round "1"]
[White "cliff"]
[Black "flyingtiger"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2729"]
[BlackElo "2724"]
[Game "g1105060254"]

ECO CODE: D30: Queens Gambit Declined: systems without Nc3

A game played in the 2011 Net-Chess tournament, Cliff uses a lesser known variation of the Queens Gambit Declined, perhaps to get the game in uncharted waters as soon as possible. His opponent handles the opening well but makes a few dubious decision n the middle game, which gives Cliff great attacking chances that he was capitalizing on until the fatal blunder Black made on his 32nd move, after which the victory was swift and much easier!

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.e3 c6 5.Nbd2 {Unusual. but not near as rare as you might think! It is the 3rd most popular choice in ChessBase 12 with 2,558 games played and a heck of a success rate of 63.8% for White! It has its points, on d2, the Knight can recapture onc4 if need be and if black plays the typical...Bb4 and capturing of the d2 Knight the F3 knight will recapture and again maintain the tension over the board.} 5...Be7 { Not a bad move, although 5...Nbd7, ...c5, and...Bd6 are more popular, but the text is good for fast development of the K-side} 6.Bd3 0-0 7.0-0 b6 {Preparing to develop the Bishop on the long diagonal, but there was a few good choices with 7...Nbd7, ...c5 or...dxc4} 8.Qc2 N{ Novel here, with previously played moves being 8.b3, 8.e4 and 8.Qe2; the Text puts pressure o the long diagonal and discourages...Ne4 for the time being}8...Bb7 {Consistently developing and keeping this safe and simple} 9.b3 Nbd7 10.Bb2 c5 {Beginning the fight for the center} 11.cxd5 exd5 12.Ne5 {Hoping to bring the bishop to f5 and create lots of pressure on the Center and the d7 Black Knight} 12...g6 {Correctly blocking that plan!} 13.Ndf3 Rc8 {Placing the Black Rook vis a vis with the White queen, threatening a discovered attack with cxd4} 14.Qe2 Ne4 {Making way for the pawn to be pushed to f5 with complications} 15.Rfd1 f5 {so now the battle will rage over the King-side!} 16.Rac1 {For now, ignoring Black's King-side ambitions and positioning his pieces on their best squares...non-committal and more chances for black to make a mistake. Not a bad plan, and in this case, giving Cliff exactly what he was hoping, an eventual Black mistake!} 16...Nxe5 {Good and consistent, getting rid of one set of pieces} 17.Nxe5 Bd6 18.f3 {Forcing the Knight at e4 to retreat, but to where?!} 18...Ng5 {18...Nf6 looks better, but after 18.Qf2 White still has that nagging pressure.} 19.Qf2 Again, very simple and consistent! He could have also kept an enduring edge by 19.dxc5 Rxc5 20.Rxc5 Bxc5} 19...Qe7 20.Qg3 a6 {guarding the b5 square,If instead 20...Ne6 then 21.f4 keeps White's vice grip on the position intact} 21.dxc5! {White decides on giving black "Hanging pawns" (one of two or more adjacent pawns on central half-open files with no pawns of the same colour on the files immediately to left and right of them), a good decision since they will be very hard for Black to defend as well as continue his attack on the king-side} 21...bxc5 {The alternative captures are no better: 21...Rxc5 22.f4! Rxc1 23.Rxc1 Ne6 24. Rd1 leaves White very well positioned; 21...Bxc5 22.f4 Ne6 23.Rb1 Bb4 and again White is in control} 22.f4 Rfe8 {22...Bxe5 23.Bxe5 Ne4 24.Bxe4 fxe4 25.Rd2 is great for White!} 23.h4! {Continuing the attack on the King-side {Much worse would have been 23.Qxg5? Qxg5 24.fxg5 Bxe5 25.Bxe5 Rxe5 and BLACK stands a little better here !-=} 23...Bxe5 24.Bxe5 Ne4 25.Bxe4 fxe4 26.h5 Qe6 {No better is 26...Qf7 27.hxg6 Qxg6 28.Qh4+-} 27.Rd2 Re7?! {Actually, a little better would have been 27...Qf5 then 28.hxg6 Qxg6 29.Qh4 and White is better but not as good as he is now in the game.} 28.Qh4!+- {Now White is winning and he displays excellent technique is getting the full point} 28...Rd7 29.Rdc2 c4 30.hxg6 hxg6 31.g4 Rh7 32.Qg5 Kf7?? {A horrible blunder, but even after what looks to be the best move 32...Rc6, Black is still lost. The move played just allows White to clean up!} 33.bxc4 Rxc4 34.f5 gxf5 35.Rxc4 dxc4 36.Rf1 Qxe5 and BLACK RESIGNS {Of course after 37.Rxf5 CHECK it is over}

A really nice game to play through and understand the difficulty of the Hanging Pawns and how to really nurse a steady, tiny edge by White! Sometimes, the most often played and popular variations are not the only ones that can cause problems for our opponents!
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Re: Players GameS of the Month! :)

Postby iamachessstudent » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:57 am

I should have called this column:

Players games of the SITE! And it will be more than 1 per month, so bear with me, as it a work in progress!


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