Saturday, May 5, 2018

Dutch Defence Akobian Wins

The Dutch Defence leads to unbalanced play and ample room for creativity. This 2018 US Championship grandmaster battle saw Alexander Onischuk face Varuzhan Akobian. Black chose a Stonewall f5-e6-d5-c6 pawn set-up. White played 6.Nh3 which supports f4 while the bishop on g2 supports 9.e4. Black counter attacked with 9...e5 and 11...c5.

Onischuk (2672) - Akobian (2647), ch-USA 2018 Saint Louis USA (1.4), 18.04.2018 begins 1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.g3 d5 5.Bg2 c6 6.Nh3 Bd6 7.0-0 0-0 8.Qc2 [8.Bf4=] 8...dxc4 9.e4 e5 10.exf5 exd4 11.Ne2 c5 12.Qxc4+ Kh8 13.Ng5 Nc6 14.Bf4 Bxf5 15.Nf7+ Rxf7 16.Qxf7 Rb8 17.Bxc6 bxc6 18.Rfe1 d3 19.Bxd6 [19.Rad1 Rxb2 20.Bxd6 Qxd6 21.Nf4=] 19...Qxd6 20.Nc3 d2 21.Re7 Rg8 22.Rxa7 [22.Kg2 Qd4=/+] 22...Bg4 [22...Qd3-/+] 23.Qe7 Qxe7 24.Rxe7 Nd5
25.Re2? [25.f3 Bxf3 26.Rd7 g5=/+] 25...d1Q+ [White resigns. If now 26.Nxd1 Bxe2 or 26.Rxd1 Nxc3 27.bxc3 Bxe2 and Black is up a bishop in either case.] 0-1

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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