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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Game 100713_1 Review and Analysis
Play along with two players in the Winter League. This game
was a Thunder vs 49’ers match on one of the boards. Mike Gaal won it with a
Remember, the positional score in will be given with a
positive number for a White advantage and a Black advantage is shown as a
The Black e-pawn is now collectable. 5. Nxe5, Qe7 6. f4, O-O 7. Nc3, Nc6
8. O-O and Black gets nothing for the pawn.
10. d4 ?…….
A little too early. 10. Re1 to secure the e-pawn. Black’s
knight won’t stay pinned to the queen forever, and Black will have enough aimed
at the pawn to win it or tie White in knots.
Black is starting to lose space and therefore squares to
place his soldiers. So Black is down the equivalent of a pawn. (+1). Now White
correctly locks down the center and gains more space while restricting Black
Position after White's 13. g4?
We have seen this before – the weakening of the pawns in
front of the king with no positive gain for it. (+.5)
Too passive. Black should be looking to counter White’s
strong center with Rfe8-Nf8-Ng6-Nf4 or a6-b5-c4-Nc5. These are better, more aggressive
plans. White’s advantage grows again to (+1.6).
Now too passive by White. Stronger is Nf1-Ne3-Nf5. The lesson here is;
look for holes in your opponent’s pawn structure and place your pieces in them.
Now the edge is almost non-existent for White. (+.2).
The back and forth flow of a game is why we love this game of CHESS!
Allowing a passed pawn. It is usually better to re-capture
with pawns toward the center. But here – it was a complete necessity. (+3.8)
Black is blundering now under time pressure. 22. ….a6 was