Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Colorado Gambit 2.Nf3 f5

The Colorado Gambit is a bold counter attack by Black after the moves 1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 f5!? This pesky pawn threatens to capture in turn both the pawn and the knight! That cannot be ignored.

In the early days of the Queens Knight Defence, R.E. Lean also liked what has become known as the Colorado Gambit 2…f5!?

I have included a brief overview of the possibilities in the game notations. I see that Blackmar-Diemer Gambit player Frank Drill has played the Colorado Gambit as Black. The main game below sees International Master Vladimir Sergeev Petrov of Bulgaria as White and FIDE Master Mladen Gajic of Sweden as Black.

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Petrov (2362) - Gajic (2295), Nis Open 2016 Nis SRB (5.4), 02.07.2016 begins 1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 f5 3.exf5 [3.e5 d6 4.exd6=] 3...d5 4.d4 [4.Nh4 Nf6!? 5.d4 e6 6.fxe6 Bxe6 7.Nf3 Bd6 8.c3 0-0 9.Bd3 Bg4 and 0-1 in 45. Dillon - Galvin, Colorado 1978] 4...Bxf5 5.Bb5 [5.Bd3 Bg4 6.Be3 e5 7.dxe5 Nxe5= and 0-1 in 99. Onischuk - Schneider, Berlin GER 2015] 5...e6 [5...Qd6 6.Ne5 Nf6 7.0-0+/= and 1/2-1/2 in 74. Short - Vovk, Minsk BLR 2015] 6.Ne5 Nge7 [6...a6 7.Bxc6+ bxc6 8.Nxc6!? Qh4 9.Nd2 Ne7 10.g3 Qh3 11.Ne5 Ng6 1/2-1/2. Wolter - Drill, Bad Homburg GER 2015] 7.g4 [7.Qh5+ g6 8.Qe2 Bg7 9.Bxc6+ Nxc6 and 1-0 in 28. Bologan - Schneider, Mainz GER 2010; 7.Bg5 Qd6 8.c4 Qb4+ 9.Nc3 a6=] 7...Be4 8.f3 Bg6 9.h4 [9.Bg5 Qd6 10.Nc3 a6 11.Bxc6+ Nxc6 12.Nxg6 hxg6 13.Qd3 Rxh2=] 9...a6 10.Bxc6+ Nxc6 11.Bf4?! [11.Nxc6 bxc6=] 11...Nxe5 12.Bxe5 h5 13.g5 Qd7 14.Nc3 Bd6 15.Qd2 0-0 16.f4 Bxe5 17.fxe5 Rf3 18.0-0-0 Raf8 19.Rh2 b6 20.Qe2 Qc8 21.Nb1  [21.Qe1 c5-/+] 21...c5 22.Nd2 R3f4 23.dxc5 Qxc5 24.Nb3 Qc7 25.Nd4 Re4 26.Qxa6 Qxe5 27.Rhd2 Qc7 [27...Rxh4-+] 28.c3 Kh7 29.a4 e5!? [29...Re8-+] 30.Ne6 Qd6 31.Nxf8+ Qxf8 32.Rf1 Qc5 33.Qa8 Rxh4 [33...Qc4-+] 34.Qxd5 [34.Rxd5 Qe3+ 35.Rd2 Rc4 36.Kd1 Re4-/+] 34...Rxa4 35.Kd1 Qe3 0-1

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