Sunday, March 25, 2018

Alekhine Defence Piece Tactics

The Alekhine Defence leads to lots of minor piece tactics against White's center pawns. I picked off a pawn on move 10 with a combination in a recent Internet Chess Club blitz game. Short and sweet. White managed only six more moves before his time ran out.

Guest - Sawyer, ICC 3 0 u Internet Chess Club, 24.03.2018 begins 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.f4 dxe5 5.dxe5 Bf5 6.Nf3 [6.Bd3=] 6...Nc6 7.Bd3 Bxd3 8.cxd3? [8.Qxd3 e6=] 8...e6 [8...Ndb4!] 9.Nc3 Ndb4 10.d4 [Now Black wins a pawn.]
10...Nxd4! 11.Nxd4 Qxd4 12.Qxd4 Nc2+ 13.Kd2 [13.Kf2 Nxd4 14.Be3 Nc2 15.Rac1 Nxe3 16.Kxe3 0-0-0=/+] 13...Nxd4 14.Kd3 Nc6 [14...0-0-0!-/+] 15.Be3 0-0-0+ 16.Ke2 a6-/+ Black has an extra pawn. White forfeits on time. 0-1

My new book of 200 diagrams shows 200 final moves Fabiano Caruana played to win in Caruana Chess: Winning Moves by Fabiano Caruana (compiled by Tim Sawyer)

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