Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Queen's Indian Defence Style

Is your chess style consistent? How similar is your style as White compared to Black? My friend David Parsons loved to attack. He played White in Italian Game Evans Gambit 4.b4!? and Petroff Defence Cochrane Gambit 4.Nxf7!?

Parsons played Black main lines such as Nimzo-Indian and Queen's Indian Defence as well as the French Defence. Of course he surprised me on occasion with something different like a Ruy Lopez Schliemann Gambit. In every game he attacked!

Here White wins a piece and then the Exchange leaving him up a rook. But an attacker is never completely out of the game. Dave Parsons kept his attention on my king. He broke open the kingside and made serious threats. I stopped the mate but I gave him a chance for a perpetual check. Alas Black missed the key moment. Then my attack took over.

Sawyer (2011) - Parsons (1721), Williamsport, PA 1995 begins 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 d5 [5...Be7 6.0-0 0-0 7.Nc3=] 6.Qc2 [6.cxd5 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 Bxd2+ 8.Qxd2 exd5 9.Nc3 0-0 10.0-0 Re8=] 6...dxc4 7.Qxc4 Bd5 8.Qc2 Ne4 [8...Nc6!=] 9.Nc3 Bb4 10.0-0 Nxc3 11.bxc3 Bd6 12.c4 Bb7 13.Rd1 Nd7 14.a4 0-0? [Black missed White's threatened double attack on h7 and b7. 14...Nf6 15.Bg5+/=] 15.Ng5! g6 16.Bxb7 Rb8 17.Bc6 Be7 18.Nf3 Nf6 19.Bh6 Qd6 20.Bxf8 Rxf8 21.Be4 Ng4 22.h3 Nh6 [If 22...Ne3 23.fxe3 Qxg3+ 24.Kf1 f5 25.Bc6 f4 26.exf4 Rxf4 27.e3 Rxf3+ 28.Bxf3 Qxf3+ 29.Qf2+-] 23.c5 Qd8 24.cxb6 axb6 25.d5 f5 26.dxe6 Bd6 27.Bc6 g5 28.Nd4 g4 29.h4 f4 30.Nb5 fxg3 31.Nxd6? [31.fxg3!+- and Black is busted.] 31...gxf2+ [Black can draw after 31...Qxh4! 32.fxg3 Qxg3+ 33.Bg2 Qf2+ 34.Kh1 Qh4+ 35.Kg1=] 32.Kg2 Qxh4 33.Rh1 Qg5 34.Nf7 1-0

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