Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Caro-Kann Defence Dreev Wins

Alexey Dreev has won with the Caro-Kann Defence consistently for 30 years. White has tried every conceivable way to search for an advantage. Here against Yang-Fan Zhou, Black gets an attack on the White queen which runs out of safe squares.

Zhou (2449) - Dreev (2653), PRO League Group Stage chess.com INT (7), 24.02.2018 begins 1.e4 c6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.g3 Nh6 6.Bg2 Ng4 7.Qe2 Qb6 8.Nb3 dxe4 9.dxe4 Be6 [9...0-0 10.Bf3=] 10.Nf3? [10.h3+/=. Now Black has a strong bishop sac.]
10...Bc4! 11.Qd2 [11.Qxc4 Qf2+ 12.Kd1 0-0 13.Qe2 Rd8+ 14.Bd2 Ne3+!-+ wins queen] 11...Na6 12.h3 [12.e5 Nb4-+] 12...Rd8 13.hxg4 [13.Nbd4 Bxd4 14.Nxd4 Rxd4 15.Qc3 Rxe4+ 16.Be3 Rxe3+ 17.Kd2 Rxc3-+] 13...Rxd2 14.Bxd2 Nb4 [14...Bxb2-+] 15.Bxb4 [15.0-0-0 Nxa2+ 16.Kb1 Bxb3 17.cxb3 Qxb3-+] 15...Qe3+ 16.Kd1 Be2+ 0-1

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