Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sicilian Defence 3.Nc3 Attack f5

The Sicilian Defence 2...Nf6 line leads to original positions. Surprise tactics turn in any direction to trick masters. White responded 3.Nc3 giving Black opportunity to return to popular lines with 3...d6 4.d4. Instead, Black countered with 3...d5. International Master G.A. Stany of India found a sudden tactic against Grandmaster Nils Grandelius of Sweden. Black's Dragon like bishop fianchetto left a natural vulnerability to a pawn push such as f4-f5, but the pawn is not the only piece to attack the f5 square.

Stany (2502) - Grandelius (2647), London CC Superblitz KO, 10.12.2017 begins 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 d5 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nxd5 Nxe5 6.Bb5+ Nbc6 7.Ne3 Bd7 8.Be2 g6 9.Nxe5 Nxe5 10.d4 cxd4 11.Qxd4 Bg7 12.Qb4 Bc6 13.0-0 0-0 14.Rd1 Qc7 15.Qh4 [15.Bd2=] 15...Rad8 16.Bd2 Rd4 17.Qg3 [17.Qh3 h5=/+] 17...Rfd8 [17...f5=/+] 18.Bc3 Rxd1+ 19.Bxd1 Qd6? [19...Be4=/+; or 19...f5=/+] 20.f4 Nd7? [Somewhat better was 20...Nc4 21.Nxc4 Qc5+ 22.Ne3+/=. Now White wins at least a full piece.]
21.Bxg7! Kxg7 [21...Nf6 22.Bxf6 Qxf6 23.c3+-] 22.Nf5+! 1-0

London 2.Bf4 Playbook: How to begin. London 2.Bf4 Tactics: How to win quickly.
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Chess Training Repertoire 3 (150 Openings White & Black)

Monday, February 5, 2018

London System Kingside Assault

White works up a sharp full-scale assault using the London 2.Bf4 Playbook. Alexandr Trjapishko won with a kingside attack against Artemiy Danchenko. White kept his king safe behind a closed center. Black doubled White's g-pawns, but this opened up the h1 rook's influence from its original square. White reached an ideal attacking position.

Trjapishko (2531) - Danchenko (1836), Vladimir Dvorkovich Cup Taganrog RUS (1.10), 15.01.2018 begins 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 e6 5.Nd2 Nc6 6.Ngf3 Bd6 7.Bg3 0-0 8.Bb5 a6 9.Bxc6 bxc6 10.Qa4 Bxg3 11.hxg3 Qb6 12.Qc2 h6 13.Ne5 a5 14.g4 Re8 15.Nb3 c4? [Black slams the door on his own prospects. White gets a dominate position. Chances on the board would have been equal after 15...cxd4= but White has better chances due to the rating difference.] 16.Nc5 Qc7 17.f4 Nd7 [17...Ne4 18.Nxe4 dxe4 19.g5+-] 18.Ncxd7 Bxd7 19.g5
19...hxg5 [This open the flood gates. Black will drown under the White attack. Somewhat better is 19...c5 20.gxh6 g6 21.dxc5 Rac8 22.Qd1+-] 20.fxg5 Rab8 21.Qh7+ Kf8 22.0-0 Ke7 23.Rxf7+ Kd8 24.Qxg7 1-0

London 2.Bf4 Playbook: Easy way to begin.
London 2.Bf4 Tactics: Ways to win quickly.

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