Monday, November 20, 2017

Modern Defence Disaster 1.d4 g6

Ray Haines won a Modern Defence double fianchetto. Although Black developed rapidly and castled, he did not challenge the center with any pawns for the first dozen moves. If your opponent abandons the center, occupy it! Ray Haines did and got a great game. He aimed at the kingside. By move 13, White could force open lines against the Black king. Chess opening elements are time, force, space, and pawn structure. When Black gave up space and pawn structure, White changed his plans to take advantage and win.

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rrhaines33 (1559) - bhanu2358 (1526), Live Chess Chess.com, 16.11.2017 begins 1.d4 g6 2.e4 b6 3.Nc3 Bb7 4.Be3 Bg7 5.Qd2 Nf6 6.f3 Nc6 7.0-0-0 0-0 8.g4 [White can gain more space with 8.e5! Ne8 9.f4 e6 10.Nf3+/-] 8...a5 [8...e5 9.Nge2 Ne8 10.d5+/=] 9.Bh6 [Also good is 9.h4+/-] 9...Nb4 [If 9...Bxh6 10.Qxh6 e5 11.Nge2+/=] 10.a3 Nc6 11.h4 Ne8 12.Bxg7 Kxg7 [Black has still not moved a center pawn. 12...Nxg7 13.h5+-] 13.h5 
13...d6 14.hxg6 fxg6 15.Qh6+ Kf6 16.Nd5+ [Or 16.Bc4!+-] 16...Ke6 17.Qxh7 [17.Qxf8+-] 17...Kd7 18.Qxg6 Nf6 19.g5 Nxd5 20.Bh3+ e6 21.Qxe6# 1-0

Sets: Chess Games 1.e4 Series and Chess Games 1.d4 Series
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