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Old June 18th 04, 05:14 PM
Toni Lassila
 
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Default Seeking the upper hand with aggressive play

Here's a game I recently played. I usually opt for a more positional
game but here decided to play all out from the start. I am especially
interested in any alternate lines that would have given White a
greater advantage in the beginning, as I felt that by move 24 things
had pretty much evened out. Included are my comments.

[Event "Challenge from mulro"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/chess.pl?bd=1886017"]
[Date "2004.06.18"]
[White "azaris"]
[Black "mulro"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1548"]
[BlackElo "1455"]
[TimeControl "1/259200"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. e4 c5 2. b4

{ I seldom play 1. e4 so haven't really got any worked lines against
Sicilians, thought I'd try this daredevil gambit. }

cxb4 3. a3 bxa3 4. Nxa3 a6 5. Bb2 Nc6 6. Nf3 d6 7. d4 Bg4 8. Be2 Bxf3

{ Surely this is at best inaccurate? }

9. Bxf3 Qa5+ 10. c3 e5 11. Nc4

{ This move I was delighted to play even though it doesn't gain
immediate advantage but the follow-up 12. d5 is what puts the icing on
the cake. }

Qc7 12. d5 b5 13. dxc6 bxc4 14. Qd5 Nf6

{ Now it's all about the passed pawn on the c-file. Unfortunately my
queen is stuck defending it and Black gets to bring out his big guns.
}

15. Qxc4 a5 16. O-O Be7 17. Rfb1

{ With the idea 18. Bc1, 19. Be3 and 20. Bb6. }

O-O 18. Bc1 Rfb8 19. Be3 Ne8

{ Now I realize that 20. Bb6? doesn't work with the rook on b8. Black
meanwhile plays a good move that mobilizes his bishop and safeguards
c7. }

20. g3 Rxb1+ 21. Rxb1 Rb8 22. Rxb8 Qxb8 23. Qa6 Bd8

{ I was running out of ideas here so it was time to try the risky 24.
Bg4!? which gives a pawn but lures the black dame out of the defense
of the c-file. }

24. Bg4 Qb1+ 25. Kg2 Qxe4+ 26. Kh3 f5

{ Oops. I calculated the variation this far but missed the key move.
Crafty likes 26. Bf3 Qf5 27. Qa8 e4 28. Be2 Qf6 29. Bb6 e3 30. fxe3
Qxc3 31. Bxd8 Qxe3 +-.}

27. Bh5 Nf6

{ 27...Nf6?? loses by force. After 27...g6 there is 28. Qc8! gxh5 29.
c7 Qg4+ 30. Kg2 Bxc7 31. Qxe8+ Kg7 32. Qe7+ Kg8 33. Qe6+ Kh8 34. Qc8+
Kg7 35. Qxc7+ +-. The right move is 27...g5! 28. Bxg5 Bxg5 29. Bxe8
Bd8 = }

28. c7 Nxh5

{ 28...Bxc7 29. Qc8+ and mate in two follows. }

29. cxd8=Q+ Kf7 30. Qa7+ Kg6 31. Qg5# 1-0

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Old June 18th 04, 07:45 PM
Antonio Torrecillas
 
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En/na Toni Lassila ha escrit:
[Event "Challenge from mulro"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/chess.pl?bd=1886017"]
[Date "2004.06.18"]
[White "azaris"]
[Black "mulro"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1548"]
[BlackElo "1455"]
[TimeControl "1/259200"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 bxa3 4. Nxa3 a6 5. Bb2 Nc6 6. Nf3 d6
7. d4 Bg4 8. Be2 Bxf3 9. Bxf3 Qa5+ 10. c3 e5 11. Nc4 Qc7
12. d5 b5 13. dxc6 bxc4 14. Qd5 Nf6


Why to close the center with 12.d5?
I prefer 12.0-0. White controls the center and has better development.
after 12.d5 I prefer 12...Nb8 with the idea Nd7 and maybe Nc5 later

15. Qxc4 a5 16. O-O Be7 17. Rfb1 O-O 18. Bc1 Rfb8 19. Be3 Ne8
20. g3 Rxb1+ 21. Rxb1 Rb8 22. Rxb8 Qxb8 23. Qa6 Bd8
24. Bg4 Qb1+ 25. Kg2 Qxe4+ 26. Kh3 f5 27. Bh5 Nf6
The right move is 27...g5! 28. Bxg5 Bxg5 29. Bxe8 Bd8 = }


After 27...g5! 28.Bxg5! Bxg5 there is 29.Qc8! winning

28. c7 Nxh5 29. cxd8=Q+ Kf7 30. Qa7+ Kg6 31. Qg5# 1-0


Nice game!
AT

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Old June 18th 04, 08:54 PM
Toni Lassila
 
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Default Seeking the upper hand with aggressive play

On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 20:45:16 +0200, Antonio Torrecillas
wrote:

En/na Toni Lassila ha escrit:
[Event "Challenge from mulro"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/chess.pl?bd=1886017"]
[Date "2004.06.18"]
[White "azaris"]
[Black "mulro"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1548"]
[BlackElo "1455"]
[TimeControl "1/259200"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 bxa3 4. Nxa3 a6 5. Bb2 Nc6 6. Nf3 d6
7. d4 Bg4 8. Be2 Bxf3 9. Bxf3 Qa5+ 10. c3 e5 11. Nc4 Qc7
12. d5 b5 13. dxc6 bxc4 14. Qd5 Nf6


Why to close the center with 12.d5?
I prefer 12.0-0. White controls the center and has better development.
after 12.d5 I prefer 12...Nb8 with the idea Nd7 and maybe Nc5 later


I suppose that would make sense given what White is trying to
accomplish. I've been playing too much CK and other positional stuff
where the pawn structure is locked up early and gains are made by
slowly squeezing your opponent off the board.

15. Qxc4 a5 16. O-O Be7 17. Rfb1 O-O 18. Bc1 Rfb8 19. Be3 Ne8
20. g3 Rxb1+ 21. Rxb1 Rb8 22. Rxb8 Qxb8 23. Qa6 Bd8
24. Bg4 Qb1+ 25. Kg2 Qxe4+ 26. Kh3 f5 27. Bh5 Nf6
The right move is 27...g5! 28. Bxg5 Bxg5 29. Bxe8 Bd8 = }


After 27...g5! 28.Bxg5! Bxg5 there is 29.Qc8! winning


So there is. I guess that means 25...Qxe4+ is a mistake by Black.
That's what my intuition told me but I had doubts about it.

28. c7 Nxh5 29. cxd8=Q+ Kf7 30. Qa7+ Kg6 31. Qg5# 1-0


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Old June 18th 04, 10:15 PM
Antonio Torrecillas
 
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Default Seeking the upper hand with aggressive play

En/na Toni Lassila ha escrit:
1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 bxa3 4. Nxa3 a6 5. Bb2 Nc6 6. Nf3 d6
7. d4 Bg4 8. Be2 Bxf3 9. Bxf3 Qa5+ 10. c3 e5 11. Nc4 Qc7
12. d5 b5 13. dxc6 bxc4 14. Qd5 Nf6


Why to close the center with 12.d5?
I prefer 12.0-0. White controls the center and has better development.
after 12.d5 I prefer 12...Nb8 with the idea Nd7 and maybe Nc5 later


I suppose that would make sense given what White is trying to
accomplish. I've been playing too much CK and other positional stuff
where the pawn structure is locked up early and gains are made by
slowly squeezing your opponent off the board.


I think it's not matter of white is trying but what is needed for white
position:
- Development advantage is not as important if the center is closed
- An strong center loses his force advancing if that creates weak points
(there is a nice outpost for black in c5) with no pluses.
- Advancing 12.d5 the d5 square is not avaiable to white knight (some
Ne3-d5 in mind).
- White can not play an eventual dxe5 opening lines.

15. Qxc4 a5 16. O-O Be7 17. Rfb1 O-O 18. Bc1 Rfb8 19. Be3 Ne8
20. g3 Rxb1+ 21. Rxb1 Rb8 22. Rxb8 Qxb8 23. Qa6 Bd8
24. Bg4 Qb1+ 25. Kg2 Qxe4+ 26. Kh3 f5 27. Bh5 Nf6
The right move is 27...g5! 28. Bxg5 Bxg5 29. Bxe8 Bd8 = }

After 27...g5! 28.Bxg5! Bxg5 there is 29.Qc8! winning


So there is. I guess that means 25...Qxe4+ is a mistake by Black.
That's what my intuition told me but I had doubts about it.


Well, you posted a line good enough with 26.Bf3!
This last line I posted is a second winning alternative.

28. c7 Nxh5 29. cxd8=Q+ Kf7 30. Qa7+ Kg6 31. Qg5# 1-0


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Old June 20th 04, 12:27 AM
Ray Gordon
 
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Default Seeking the upper hand with aggressive play

1. e4 c5 2. b4

{ I seldom play 1. e4 so haven't really got any worked lines against
Sicilians, thought I'd try this daredevil gambit. }



The sicilian is more aggressive than this deviant.



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