Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Queen's Knight Central Attack

The Queen's Knight Attack allows you to focus on the center. If lines open up after 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nxe4 you need to concentrate on which lines and pieces are the most effective.

Pawns and pieces get shuffled and exchanged. You place the rooks on the open file and keep the better minor pieces as long as is feasible.

I avoided a quick d4 in a blitz game as White after 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nxe4 Bf5. This allowed 9...Ne5! but Black chose a different path. After a dozen moves White's better placed pieces gradually gave him better chances.

As I recall my opponent "mnn1954" was a pretty good player. This time I came out on top after I found an good angle to Black's king.

Sawyer - mnn1954_1, Yahoo 2 12, 18.08.2003 begins 1.Nc3 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nxe4 Bf5 4.Ng3 Qc8 [4...Bg6=] 5.Bc4 [5.d4! is also a good move.] 5...Nf6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.0-0 Bg4 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 e6 [9...Ne5!=] 10.Bb5 Qd7 11.d4 a6 12.Bxc6 bxc6 [12...Qxc6 13.Qxc6+ bxc6=] 13.c3 Bd6 14.Bf4 [14.Bg5!+/-] 14...0-0 15.Ne4 Nxe4 16.Qxe4 c5 17.dxc5 Bxc5 18.Rfd1 Qb5 [18...Qe7 19.Rd3+/=] 19.b3 [19.b4!+/-] 19...Bb6 20.c4 Qc5 21.Be3 Qa5 22.Bxb6 Qxb6 23.Rd2 Rae8 24.Rad1 f5 25.Qe5 f4? [25...Qc6 26.Rd4+/-] 26.Rd7 Rf7 27.Rxf7 Kxf7 28.Qxf4+ [More to the point was 28.Rd7+! Re7 29.Qh5+!+-] 28...Kg8 29.Rd7 e5? [29...Rf8 30.Qxc7 Qxf2+ 31.Kh2+-] 30.Qf7+ 1-0

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