Friday, August 22, 2014

Beloungie in Colle System vs Dutch Defence

The Colle is a universal system of development for the White pieces to begin a chess game. The typical move order is 1.d4, 2.Nf3, 3.e3, 4.Bd3, and 5.0-0. White can almost ignore Black while he arranges his pieces in the familiar pattern. While this opening can be played vs anything, it is primarily designed to play against a Black pawn on d5. After preparation, the e3 pawn will be advanced to e4 to pick a fight.

Ray Haines has often played the Dutch Defence 1.d4 f5 as Black. Here as White he chooses to play the Colle System set-up vs Lance Beloungie in a club game. In fact White commits to 2.e3 before Black even plays 2...f5. Most masters do not prefer the Colle vs the Dutch because it does not threaten the key squares along the long light squared diagonal, especially e4 and d5. Black gets an easier game than normal, but it still has to be played out. White could win, but below Beloungie as Black takes control of those central squares and builds a winning attack.

Haines - Beloungie, Presque Isle, Maine, 26.06.2014 begins 1.d4 e6 2.e3 f5 3.Bd3 Nf6 4.Nf3 b6 5.Qe2 Bb7 6.0-0 Be7 7.Nbd2 Ne4 8.Ne5 0-0 9.f3 Nxd2 10.Bxd2 d6 11.Nc4 Nd7 [11...Nc6=] 12.Bc3 b5 [12...d5 13.Nd2 c5=] 13.Nd2 [13.Na5!+/-] 13...a6 14.b3 Bf6 15.e4 fxe4 16.fxe4 Nc5 17.dxc5 Bxc3 18.Rad1 Bd4+ 19.Kh1 Bxc5 20.e5 Rxf1+ 21.Rxf1 Qg5 [Black's winning ideas are a combination of kingside and attack and advancing queenside pawns. Activating the queen is good. 21...Qh4-/+ is even better.] 22.Nf3? [22.Ne4 Qxe5 23.Qf3 Qf5 24.Qe2 Qd5 25.Qf3= repeating moves.] 22...Qh6 23.Be4 d5 24.Bd3 Rf8 25.c3 Be3 26.h3 c5 27.Re1 d4 28.Ng1 [Or 28.Rf1 dxc3-+] 28...Rf2 0-1


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