Saturday, February 3, 2018

Birds Opening From Gambit 1...e5

Who's afraid of the From Gambit? There's no need to fear Bird's Opening after 1.f4 e5!? White has as good attacking chances as Black has, and White's up a pawn. In the game Mikhail Winichenko vs Oleg Doronin the players castled opposite sides and the battle was on in this From Gambit Accepted. White overwhelmed the queenside to notch the victory. See my Bird & Dutch book for a selection of my games in these openings.

Winichenko (2284) - Doronin (2107), Zolochiv Chess Winter Zolochiv UKR (6), 06.12.2017 begins 1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.d4 g4 6.Ne5 Qf6 [6...Bxe5 7.dxe5 Qxd1+ 8.Kxd1+/=] 7.Nc3 Be6
8.e4 [8.g3!+-] 8...Bxe5 9.dxe5 Qxe5 10.Bb5+ c6 11.Be3 Nf6 12.Be2 Nbd7 13.0-0 0-0-0 [13...0-0 14.Qd4 Qxd4 15.Bxd4+/-] 14.Qd4 Qa5 15.b4 Qc7 16.Qxa7 Ne8 [16...Qb8 17.Qxb8+ Kxb8 18.Bd4+-] 17.b5 Nd6 18.bxc6 bxc6 [18...Qxc6 19.Rad1 Qxc3 20.Rxd6+-] 19.Ba6+ Nb7 20.Rab1 1-0

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