Wednesday, August 15, 2018

English Opening Gruenfeld 3...d5

Gruenfeld Defence players face a challenge against the English Opening after 1.c4. After the moves 3...d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 Black does not always have a knight on c3 to capture or a pawn on d4 to attack. Many times Black slides a knight over to b6. The winner invades the enemy territory. Black succeeds with 21...Rd2 in Paul Spruit vs Deniz Arman.

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Spruit (2017) - Arman (2366), 41st Eastman Open 2018 Ghent BEL (4.17), 15.07.2018 begins 1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Nc3 Nb6 [5...Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Rb1+/=] 6.d4 Bg7 7.Nf3 0-0 8.0-0 Nc6 9.e3 e5 10.dxe5 [10.d5 Ne7 11.e4 Bg4 12.h3 Bxf3 13.Qxf3+/=] 10...Nxe5 11.Nxe5 Bxe5 [11...Qxd1 12.Rxd1 Bxe5 13.e4=] 12.Qc2 c6 13.Rd1 Qe7 14.f4 [14.e4 Bg4 15.Ne2=] 14...Bg7 15.e4 Bg4 16.Re1 Bd4+ 17.Be3 Bxe3+ 18.Rxe3 Nc4 19.Ree1 Rad8
20.Na4 [20.Nd1 Qb4 21.Qc3 Qb6+ 22.Kh1 Bxd1 23.Qxc4 Rd4=/+] 20...b5 21.h3 [21.Qc3 Rd2-/+] 21...Rd2 22.Qc3 [22.Qc1 Qd7-+] 22...Rfd8 23.Bf1 Bxh3 24.Bxc4 [24.Be2 R8d4-+] 24...bxc4 0-1

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