Monday, February 15, 2016

Sicilian Strategy Fails to Tactics

Ray Haines sacrifices a bishop on e6. Caleb Hunter chose a Sicilian Defence with 1.e4 c5. Hunter had good opening strategy. He developed both knights, a bishop and a queen, but Black was a little too slow to castle. He missed tactics vs a stronger player. Haines chose his favorite 5.Bc4. After 7.Nc3 they transposed to normal lines. Ray writes in part:

"I played against twin brothers. Lance Beloungie and I have been working with them. Lance has done more than I have, and they are both getting better. They still have to learn to do more book work, but they are the strongest players in high school in the Aroostook area at this time. I played an opening line which I played a lot in high school and won many games with it."

Haines - C. Hunter, Presque Isle, ME 05.01.2016 begins 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bc4 e6 6.0-0 Nf6 7.Nc3 Qc7 8.Bb3 Nbd7 [8...Be7 9.Be3=] 9.Kh1 Be7?! [9...Nc5! 10.f3=] 10.Bxe6! fxe6 11.Nxe6 Qc4 12.Nxg7+ Kd8 [12...Kf7 13.Nf5+/-] 13.Nf5 [13.Nd5!+-] 13...Nxe4? [13...Bf8 14.f3+/-] 14.Nxe7 Kxe7 15.Nxe4 Kd8 16.Nxd6 Rf8 17.Nxc4 b5 18.Bg5+ Kc7 19.Qd6+ Kb7 20.Na5+ Ka7 21.Be3+ Nb6 22.Bxb6# 1-0

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