Thursday, 10 June 2010

Further misadventures in the Grunfeld

An occasional series where I wonder why I play the openings that I do.
In this case my opponent played a couple of move order tricks (Bg5-d2-g5!) to catch me in a line I wasn't that keen on (and indeed have used as white), although I thought I was OK, given the extra pawn in the bank. However poor judgement with the plan of e6 and Bg7 (I was worried about weak dark squares around my king) allowed his two bishops to cut me to pieces in very short order.

hwntw - Press,Shaun [D85]
Chessworld Friendly, 2010

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 0-0 8.Be2 c5 9.0-0 Qa5 10.Bg5 cxd4 11.cxd4 Bg4 12.Bd2 Qa3 13.Rb1 Qxa2 14.Bg5 Qe6 15.h3 Bxf3 16.Bxf3 Qd7 17.Bg4 Qxd4 18.Qxd4 Bxd4 19.Rxb7 e6? [19...e5] 20.Rd1 Bg7 21.Rc1 h6?? 22.Be7 Re8 (D)
23.Be2! Bf8 24.Bf6 Bg7 25.Bb5 Rf8 26.Be7 1-0

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