Thursday, December 1, 2016

Chigorin Defence Mellado Trivino

International Master Juan Mellado Trivino specializes in offbeat lesser known openings. I know him from his Blackmar-Diemer Gambit games where he plays White. As Black, Juan Mellado Trivinothe master from Andorra, chose the Chigorin Defence. His opponent as White was Roland Albets Armengol of Spain.

White chose the Exchange Variation of the Chigorin with 3.cxd5. Play is wide open and basically equal, however the minor pieces are unbalanced. White has bishops and Black has knights. I present critical lines in the notes.

Albets Armengol (2147) - Mellado Trivino (2450), I Cerrado Ciutat De Manresa Manresa ESP (1.5), 19.10.2012 begins 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.cxd5 Qxd5 4.e3 e5 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.Bxc3  [7.bxc3 Nf6 8.c4 Qd6 9.d5 Ne7=] 7...exd4 8.Ne2 Bg4 [8...Nf6 9.Nxd4 0-0 10.Nb5 (10.Nxc6 Qxc6 11.Rc1+/=) 10...Bg4 11.Nxc7 (11.Qxd5 Nxd5 12.f3 Be6=) 11...Qxd1+ 12.Rxd1 Rac8 13.f3 Rxc7 14.Bxf6 gxf6 15.fxg4 Ne5=; 8...Nge7 9.Nxd4 Nxd4 10.Qxd4 Qxd4 11.Bxd4 0-0=] 9.f3 Bxf3 [9...0-0-0 10.Nxd4 Be6 11.Qa4 Nge7 12.Nxc6 Nxc6 13.Bb5+/=] 10.gxf3 Qxf3 11.Nxd4 [11.Bxd4! Nxd4 (11...0-0-0 12.Rg1 Nge7 13.Bg2+/-) 12.Qxd4 Qxh1 13.Qxg7 0-0-0 14.Qxh8 Qxh2 15.Qg7 Qh4+ 16.Qg3 Qb4+ 17.Kf2+/= and White has a bishop for two pawns in a wide open position.] 11...Qxh1 12.Nxc6 Nf6 13.Bxf6 [13.Ne5 Qe4 14.Qf3 Qxf3 15.Nxf3 0-0-0=; 13.Na5 Qe4 14.Qe2 Qh4+ 15.Qf2 Qxf2+ 16.Kxf2 Ne4+ 17.Kf3 Nxc3 18.bxc3 Rb8=] 13...gxf6 14.Nd4 Qxh2 [14...0-0-0 15.Qg4+ Kb8 16.Qf3 Qxf3 17.Nxf3 Rhe8=] 15.Qa4+ c6 16.0-0-0 Qe5 17.Qb3 [17.Kb1 Rd8 18.Qb3 Qe7=] 17...0-0-0 18.Bh3+ Kc7 19.Qxf7+ Kb8 20.Qb3 [20.Rd3 Qd5=] 20...Rd6 [20...Ka8=/+] 21.Rg1 [21.Bg2=] 21...Re8 22.Rg8 a6 23.Bg2 [23.Rxe8+ Qxe8=/+] 23...Rxg8 24.Qxg8+ Ka7 25.Qb3 Rxd4 26.exd4 Qg5+ 27.Kb1 Qxg2 28.Qe3 Qg6+ 29.Ka1 Qg5 0-1

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