Friday, 6 May 2011

Miniature of the Month - April 2011

Once again I must apologise to those who play the French Defence for presenting another miniature where it goes down in flames. I'm not sure it is really the fault of the opening, more Black's decision to allow Bxg7 by White when he did not have to (8. ... Bf6 was perfectly fine). After that Black's game goes quickly downhill.

Anisimov,Pavel (2532) - Kalugin,Sergey V (2390) [C03]
TCh-RUS Premier Olginka RUS (3), 14.04.2011

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Be7 4.Bd3 c5 5.dxc5 Nd7 6.b4 a5 7.exd5 exd5 8.Bb2 axb4 (D) 9.Bxg7 Bf6 10.Qe2+ Ne7 11.Bxf6 Nxf6 12.Qe5 1-0

1 comment:

Paul said...

Yes, he had to play 8...Bf6...The French is a great defense...The player (not the defense) was at falt here...