|Spring - Summer League action at LCCC! Get into it!|
Scott Marvel was the winner here. Play along with these two of LCCC’s board 1 players in the Summer League:
1. b3 …….
Called the Larsen Opening, or the Queen’s Fianchetto Opening, or Owens Opening.
3. e3 Nf6
4. Nf3 Nc6
5. Bb5 Bg4
6. O-O e6
7. Bxc6 bxc6
8. d3 Bd6
9. Nbd2 Qe7
10. Re1?! ……
Challenging the bishop with the pin on the queen is a better plan for White.
Bf4 is better for Black here – pressuring both knights. (-.2 to .5)
Rfd8 or Rab8 is better for Black – developing the unused part of his army.
|Position after 15. g4?|
17. Bc1 Rae8
18. Bd2 Re6
19. g5? ……..
Qg3, Kg1, Rab1 or h4 keeps the game even. (-.4)
21. h4 hxg5?
Qc8 by Black freezes White’s g-pawn because of the threatened Rg6 – pinning the White Queen to the King. (.4)
Kh2, then Kh3 for white allows King safety as the rooks to enter the h-file. Instead, he loses all cover.
Qd8! Triples the attack on White’s hapless g-pawn. (EVEN) Time troublewill affect the players the rest of the way.
26. Kf2?? ……
Walking into Black’s f-file rook x-ray. (-2.7)