Sunday, June 26, 2011

What Actually Happened

This is the position from the previous post which we discussed. The ideas suggested were an eventual h4-g5 push to open the black king and the other was b3 to increase the stranglehold on the queenside.

Here is what I played:

27. Nxd6 Bxd6
28. Rxd6 Qxa4
29. g5 hxg5
30. Bxg5 Qxa5
31. Rxf6 gxf6
32. Bxf6 Qc5
33. Rd4 exd4
34. Qh4 dxc3+
35. Kh1 Black Resigns

There are some mistakes in here, but it sure looks pretty. Thoughts?


Nate Rentmeester said...

A great illustration of how piece activity and initiative can often be more important than material. Black suffers from the horrible knight on a6 and two inactive rooks. I would have taken on d6 but might have continued the pressure on the queen side (after Qxa4) with either Bb6 or Nb7 with the plan of Rd8, trading off the rooks and utilizing the connected passed pawns since that is the major imbalance in the position. Black's position is just hopeless though.

Jeremy said...

Yes, that is the technically accurate way to play it. By the point I had made the decision to play Nxd6 I had already envisioned what was played despite its flaws and I was darned if I was going to do something not-flashy at that point. :)

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