Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Queens Gambit Declined Torning

Rick Torning wins a Queens Gambit Declined. Torning wrote: "The QGD Greek Gift game - I rarely play the QG as I prefer 2.Nc3. I wanted to see if I could get a BDG type game. Ended up with an Advanced French type setup which allowed a Greek gift sac."

Torning - NN, Casual Bullet lichess, 02.03.2018 begins 1.d4 e6 2.c4 d5 3.cxd5 exd5 4.e4 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Nc3 Nb6 7.Bd3 Bb4 8.Nf3 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 0-0 10.Bxh7+! Greek Gift 10...Kxh7 11.Ng5+ Kg6 [11...Kg8! 12.Qh5 (12.Qd3 g6 and the Bc8 covers h3) 12...Bf5 and the bishop controls the b1-h7 light squared diagonal] 12.Qd3+!
12...f5 [12...Kh5 13.Qh7+ Kg4 14.f3#; 12...Kh6 13.Qh7#; 12...Bf5 13.Qg3] 13.exf6+?? [13.Qg3] 13...Bf5!? [This was worth a try instead of Kf6] 14.Qg3 Kxf6?? [14...Qd7] 15.Qe5+ Kg6 16.h4 Bg4 17.h5+ Bxh5 18.Ne6 Qf6 19.Qxh5# White wins by checkmate. 1-0 [Game notes by Torning]

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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