Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Modern Defence Ray Haines

The Modern Defence makes sense as a coordinated system, but some players seem to just wander into it with 1...g6. Black's 2...e6 weakened the dark squares. Ray Haines castled queenside. Black ignored the queenside and castled kingside. White missed a mate, hung a rook, and won! You can win if your opponent fails to punish your mistakes.

Haines (1498) - Rrractl (1344), Live Chess Chess.com, 20.07.2018 begins 1.d4 g6 2.e4 e6 3.Nc3 d6 4.Be3 [4.h4+/=] 4...Bg7 5.Qd2 Ne7 6.0-0-0 d5 7.f3 c6 8.Nge2 b5 9.Bh6 0-0 10.h4 b4 11.Na4 Qa5 12.b3 dxe4 13.fxe4 e5 [13...Bxh6 14.Qxh6+/-] 14.h5 exd4 15.hxg6 fxg6 [15...Qe5 16.Bxg7 Qxg7 17.gxh7+ Kh8 18.Qxb4+-] 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Qh6+ Kf6 [Black drops a rook. 17...Kf7 18.Nxd4+-]
18.Ng3 [More forcing is a check that leads to mate 18.Qxf8+! Ke6 19.Nxd4+ Kd6 20.Nf5+ Ke5 21.Qg7+ Kxe4 22.Nd6+ Kf4 23.Qd4+ Kg5 24.Qh4#] 18...Qg5+ 19.Qxg5+ Kxg5 20.Rxh7 Re8 [20...Ng8 21.Rxd4+-] 21.Rxd4 a5 [21...Nd7 22.Rxb4+-] 22.Nc5 Ra7 23.Nd3 Nd7 [23...Nf5 24.Rxa7+-] 24.Ne1 [24.e5!+-] 24...Ne5 25.Nf3+ Nxf3 26.gxf3 Kf4 27.Ne2+ Kxf3 28.Rh3+? [White hangs a rook. 28.Rf7+ Kg4 29.e5+ Kg5 30.Ng1+/-] 28...Kg4 [28...Bxh3!-+ wins for Black.] 29.e5+? [29.Rg3+ Kh5 30.Nf4+ Kh6 31.Rd2+/-] 29...Kg5 30.Rg3+ Kh6? [30...Kf5=] 31.Rh4+ Kg7 32.Nf4 Rf8 33.Nh5+ Kg8 34.Bc4+ Kh7 [34...Nd5 35.Rxg6+ Kf7 36.Rg7+ Ke6 37.Rxa7+-] 35.Nf6+ Kg7 36.Rh7# 1-0

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