Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ruy Lopez 6.c4 Saric Win by Pin

Don't overlook a simple move in the midst of complications. Masters love the Ruy Lopez because of its complex strategical and tactical play. Most of the pieces remain active in battle deep into the middlegame. You can always play for a win. Pattern recognition, calculation ability, and accurate evaluation all play a major role in the final result. Ivan Saric won against WGM Nino Batsiashvili after she delayed her bishop development.

Saric (2664) - Batsiashvili (2504), Gibraltar Masters Caleta ENG, 28.01.2018 begins 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.0-0 Bd7 6.c4 Nf6 7.Nc3 Bg4 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 Nd7 10.Qg3 Nd4 11.f4 c6 12.d3 Qb6 13.Be3 0-0-0 [13...Qxb2 14.Bxd4 exd4 15.Nd5=] 14.Rab1 Nc5 15.b4 Nxd3 16.fxe5 dxe5 17.Rxf7 h5 [17...Bxb4 18.a3+-] 18.Kh1 Bxb4
19.a3! [White wins simpler than 19.Bc2!+-] 19...a5 [19...Rhf8 20.Rxf8 Rxf8 21.axb4+-] 20.axb4 [20.Bc2+-] 20...axb4 [20...Rhf8 21.Rxf8 Rxf8 22.Qxg7+-] 21.Bc2 Nf4 [21...Rdf8 22.Rxf8+ Rxf8 23.Bxd3+-] 22.Ra1 1-0

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