Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Chris Hansen London 2.Bf4

The solid London System allows you to drum up a strong attack if your opponent creates a weakness. Chris Hansen wins a nice game as in London 2.Bf4 Playbook. Below I edit some of Chris Hansen's comments for space.

"Hi Tim! I thought I might share a game. I've become intrigued with this opening...based on its soundness, simplicity, and venomous potential for Kside attacks (oftentimes underestimated by Black). Also I just bought your London System Book (200 positions)... an excellent way to study the opening (without a board)... to plug this stuff into our subconscious so to speak. I'm so impressed with this opening... It is interesting that I did not 0-0/0-0-0 in this game...the pawn structure actually helped make this possible... the Kside attack just flowed so naturally... Best Regards, Chris"

Thanks for the game Chris! You attacked well!

Hansen - Guest, 3 min, unrated Fritz Server Café 2017 begins 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 c5 3.e3 e6 4.c3 Nd7 [4...Nc6 usually follows ...c5] 5.Bd3 c4 6.Bc2 Ngf6 7.Nf3 Be7 8.h3 h6 [Black creates a small weakness on the kingside. 8...0-0 9.0-0=] 9.Nbd2 Nh5?! [9...b5 is more consistent.] 10.Bh2 g6?! 11.Qe2 0-0 12.e4 Ndf6 13.e5 Nh7 14.g4 Ng7 15.Nf1 [15.Bf4+/-] 15...g5 [15...h5 16.Bf4+/=] 16.Ng3 [16.h4 gxh4 17.Bf4+/-] 16...b5 17.Qd2 a5 18.h4 gxh4 [18...b4 19.Ne2+/-] 19.Qxh6 f5 20.Nh5 [20.exf6! Bxf6 (20...Nxf6 21.Nh5 Rf7 22.Bg6+-) 21.Qxh7+ Kf7 22.Nh5+-] 20...Nxh5 21.gxh5 [21.Qxh5!+-] 21...Rf7 22.Rg1+ Kh8 23.Rg6 Qf8 24.Qf4 Bd7 [24...b4 25.Nxh4+-] 25.Ke2 b4 26.Rag1 bxc3 27.bxc3 Rb8 [27...Be8 28.Rxe6+-] 28.Nxh4 Bxh4 29.Qxh4 Qe7 30.Qg3 Rb2 [30...Qf8 31.h6+-] 31.Rg8# 1-0

Sets: Chess Games 1.e4 Series and Chess Games 1.d4 Series
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