Friday, August 10, 2018

Sicilian Defence Taimanov Hector

The Sicilian Defence gives players opportunities to develop an almost endless amount of creative tactical possibilities. Black chose the Taimanov with a pawn on e6. This defense covered d5 until Black played 11...e5. White posted bishops on c4 and a3. One slight slip and Grandmaster Jonny Hector struck immediately in this game against Matts Unander.

Hector (2502) - Unander (2057), Kvibergspelen 2018 Gothenburg SWE, 20.04.2018 begins 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bd3 d5 8.Qe2 Nf6 9.0-0 Be7 10.b3 d4 [10...0-0=] 11.Na4 e5 12.c3 0-0? [12...c5=] 13.cxd4 Qxd4 [13...exd4 14.e5+/-] 14.Bb2 Qd6 15.f4 Nd7 16.Bc4 Bf6 17.Rad1 Qc7 18.Ba3
18...Re8? [Black tries to avoid losing the Exchange. If 18...exf4 19.Bxf8+/=] 19.Bxf7+! [White wins a rook after 19...Kh8 20.Bxe8 or if 19...Kxf7 20.Qh5+ mates in five.] 1-0

London 2.Bf4 Playbook: How to begin. London 2.Bf4 Tactics: How to win quickly.
Sets: Chess Games 1.e4 Series and Chess Games 1.d4 Series
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