Monday, March 5, 2018

London System Tal Baron Attack

I love the London System. Tal Baron as White boldly sacrificed a pawn on move 12. Alan Tate accepted the g2 pawn with good chances in theory, but in practice, Black missed the best play in complications. It's amazing how quickly the tables turned and White won.

Baron (2548) - Tate (2358), Gibraltar Masters 2018 Caleta ENG, 29.01.2018 begins 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.dxc5 Nc6 5.Bb5 e6 6.b4 a5 7.c3 axb4 8.cxb4 Nd7 9.Qb3 Qf6 10.Nc3 d4 11.Ne4 Qg6 12.Bd3?! [12.Ng3!=] 12...Qxg2 13.Ng3
13...Nf6 [13...Bxc5! 14.bxc5 Nxc5 15.Qb5 Nxd3+ 16.Qxd3 e5-+] 14.e4? [14.f3 e5 15.Bf1=] 14...Ng4 15.Qb2 Nxb4?! [15...e5!-+] 16.Bb5+ Bd7 [16...Nc6 17.Bf1 Qxf2+ 18.Qxf2 Nxf2 19.Kxf2 Bxc5=] 17.Bxd7+ Kxd7? [17...Kd8 18.Bb5+/-] 18.Qxb4 Qxf2+ 19.Kd1 Qxf4 [19...Kc8 20.Rb1+-] 20.Qxb7+ Qc7 21.c6+ 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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