Thursday, 3 February 2011

Miniature of the month - January 2011

Based on the following game, the plan to blow the Modern out of the water with Be3, Qd2, h4 isn't the only successful idea in the position. In fact after 4. ... a6 such a direct strategy can backfire on White, which is probably why Weber chose the f4-f5 idea instead. Having broken up the king side pawns his pieces then went straight for the King, and Rudd resigned just as he was about to drop the rook on a8.

Weber,Tom (2310) - Rudd,Jack (2297) [B06]
Gibraltar Masters Gibraltar ENG (2.20), 26.01.2011

1.e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Be3 a6 (D)
5.Bd3 e6 6.f4 Ne7 7.Nf3 Nd7 8.0-0 b6 9.f5 exf5 10.exf5 gxf5 11.Nh4 f4 12.Rxf4 0-0 13.Qh5 Ng6 14.Nxg6 hxg6 15.Bxg6 fxg6 16.Qd5+ 1-0

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