World Open Round 2

[Event “World Open U1800”]
[Site “Richmond”]
[Date “2019.07.04”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Anand Gupta”]
[Black “Mike C”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A55”]
[WhiteElo “1642”]
[BlackElo “1741”]
[Annotator “Scholarship,Chess”]
[PlyCount “118”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 Nbd7 4. e4 e5 5. Nf3 Be7 6. Be2 c6 7. O-O O-O world open 2-1{This is the standard position in, “The Old Indian”. There are several
kingside and queenside plans but I’m partial to the Callaham Attack! b2-b3
comes in later after Qc2, h3, Be3, Rb1, a2, Qd3, and Re1. They all concede
white a slight edge, (+=). The thing is, do you have a campaign. I have 34
things that have to dissapear from possibility before I don’t know what to
do!!! As a result, my opponents will get into time trouble because they must
plan and calculate using only their own time.} 8. b3 Qc7 9. Ba3  {This is not the right move. The diagonal just isn’t that important plus the pawn
structure is still fluid enough to handle the bishop and make it move again
for a good diagonal!} Qa5 {The computer said to move a rook or a pawn. Watch
your computer when it’s top recommendations are rook moves! Their whole line
comes suspect!} 10. Qc1 Re8 11. b4 Qc7 world open 2-2 12. d5  {Releasing the tension?! To me it appears as though white has chosen the Queenside for our skirmish.} (12. Rd1 Nf8 13. h3 h6 14. b5 Ne6 ) 12… h6 13. Rd1 Nf8  {
This is where I choose the Kingside for my skirmish! world open 2-10This is a very complicated position to navigate without a campaign! He showed me that he’s been was having difficulties since move 9. He has to commit! The choices are c5=, g3=, Qd2=, Qb2=,Bf1=. Rb1=, h4+, b5=, dc+, Nh4=, Qc2=, and Qe3=.} 14. Qc2 a5 15. b5
c5  (15… cxd5  16. b6 Qxb6 17. Nxd5 Nxd5 18. cxd5 Ng6 19. Rab1 Qa7 ) 16. Rd2  {Which of these three computer suggested 16th moves would have been easier to find? Bc1, Ne1, or Rb1.}  g5 {I know this plan is risky, but my opponent must know how to defend or face serious danger!} (16… Ng6 17. g3 Bh3 18. Nd1 h5 19. Ne3 Ng4 20. Nf5 h4 21. Rd3 hxg3 22. Nxe7+ Qxe7 23. hxg3 f5. see diagram below)world open 2-317. Rad1 (17. h4 $1 N6h7 18. b6 Qxb6 19. hxg5 Nxg5 20. Rb1 Qd8
21. Na4 Ra6 22. Nxg5 Bxg5 23. Rdd1 Ng6 24. g3 $14) 17… Ng6 18. Ne1 b6 19. Bf1 Kg7 20. Bc1 Bd7 21. Ne2 Nh5 22. g3 Rg8 23. Ng2 Raf8 24. Ne3 Bd8 25. Nf5+ Kh7 {Too many choices isn’t it!?} 26. Rd3  Ne7 {I know it looks weird but I can show you the vote chess game that made this move easy to swallow!} 27. g4 Nf4 world open 2-5

White must move the rook or give black the initiaitive! All lines lead to Rg3.} 28. Nxf4  (28. Re3 Neg6 29. Nxf4 Nxf4 (29… gxf4 30. Rh3 Nh4 $1 31. Be2 f3 32. Bxf3 Nxf3+ 33. Rxf3 Rxg4+ 34. Kh1 Bxf5 35. exf5 Rfg8 ) 30. Bg2 Bf6 31. Rg3 $13) 28… gxf4 29. Nxe7 Rxg4+ 30. Kh1 Bxe7 31. Bh3 Rg5 world open 2-6

White has to avoid exchanges at all cost while trying to re coordinate his forces!} 32. Rg1 Rxg1+ 33. Kxg1 Bxh3 34. Rxh3 Rg8+ 35. Kf1 Qd7

world open 2-736. Qc3 (36. Qd3 $8 Qg4 37. Bd2 f5 $1 38. Qf3 Qxf3 39. Rxf3 fxe4 40. Rh3 Bf6 41. Bc3 Kg7 42. Bd2 Kg6 43. Kg1 h5 44. Kh1 Bg5 45. Kg1 h4 46. Rb3 Kf5 47. Kf1 ) 36… Qg4 37. Bd2 Qg2+ 38. Ke2 Qxe4+ 39.
Kf1 Qg2+ 40. Ke2   {I didn’t realize the rook was trapped!} 

world open 2-8

f5 ( 40… e4  41. Bxf4 Qg4+ 42. Kd2 Qxf4+) 41. Qf3 Qg4 42. Qxg4 fxg4 43. Rb3 Kg6 44. Rb1 Kf5 $19 45. Bc3 e4 46. Rg1 Bf6 world open 2-9White tries to fight it off but the game is over in 11 moves} 47. Bd2
h5 48. Be1 h4 49. Bd2 Bg5 50. Be1 f3+ 51. Kd1 Bf4 52. Rh1 Rg5 53. Kc2 Rh5 54.
Kd1 e3 55. Kc2 Ke4 56. Bc3 exf2 57. Kd1 Bxh2 58. Kc2 Bg1 59. Bxa5 f1=Q 0-1

I’m now 2-0.  I’m just following procedure!!  Want to know what procedure that is, you have to stop by. lol

World Open, Game 1

[Event “World Open U 1800”]
[Site “Richmond”]
[Date “2019.07.05”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Mike C”]
[Black “Chloe Gaw”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D00”]
[WhiteElo “1741”]
[BlackElo “1577”]
[Annotator “Scholarship,Chess”]
[PlyCount “85”]

{This is round 1 of the 2019 World Open. I’ve been working on a variation of
the London. My opponent did not expect to get into it so early. As a result
this 9 yr old goes down 2 pawn from an opening trap and never gets back in the
game. Score 1-0-0} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 Nc6  world open 1-1

5. Nb5 {Can’t even give this any puncuation!} e5 6. Bxe5 Nxe5 7. dxe5 Ne4  {
This type of misguided ambition is going to cost her another pawn!} (7… Ng4
8. Nf3 a6 9. Nc3 d4 10. exd4 cxd4 11. Qxd4 Qxd4 12. Nxd4 Nxe5 13. O-O-O
Bc5 14. f4 Ng4 15. Bc4  {White will escape the fork by playing h1-e1 check.}
) 8. Qxd5 Qxd5 9. Nc7+ Kd8 10. Nxd5 Be6 11. Nf4 Bd7 12. Bc4 Ng5 13. Rd1 Ke8 14.
h4 Ne6 15. Ngh3

world open 1-2

h6 {My advantage was mainly static. By that I mean the material alone was the only advantage I had. This allows black to fall behind in development. You must develop when you are down or that’s strike 2!} (15… Be7 16. Nxe6 Bxe6 17. Bxe6 fxe6 18. Nf4 Kf7 19. Rd7 b5  { White is still winning but that tempo was worth a whole pawn.}) 16. Nxe6 Bxe6 17. Bxe6 fxe6 18. Nf4 Kf7 (18… Rc8 19. Nxe6 Rc6 20. Nf4 Rb6 21. b3 Ra6 22. a4
c4 23. Ke2 Be7 24. Nd5 Kf7 25. f4 ) 19. Rd7+ Be7

world open 1-3

20.Rxb7 (20. Rh3  {Development is an all game thing and must be done even when you have the advantage. The game would have been over faster with this move.}) 20… Rhb821. Rxb8 Rxb8 22. b3 c4 world open 1-4 23. Ne2  {This allows black a glimmer of hope. h4-h5! was a lot faster and stronger. What’s key is to see b8-b5 coming and not lose the pawn!} Rb5 24. f4 Ra5 25. a4 cxb3 26. cxb3 Rd5 27. Kf2 Rd2

world open 1-5 28. Rc1  (28. Kf3 g6 29. Rc1 Bd8 30. Nd4 Bb6 31. Nb5 Rd3 32. Rc3 ) 28… Bxh4+ 29. Kf3 Rd7 30. Nd4 Bd8 31. Rc6 Re7 32. b4 Bb6 33. Nb5 
{picking off the a pawn will be the nail in the coffin!} Ke8 34. a5 Bd8 35. Ra6
Kf8 36. Rxa7 Rxa7 37. Nxa7 Ke8 38. Nb5 Kd7 39. a6 Kc6 40. Nd4+ Kb6 41. Nxe6 Be7
42. b5 g6 43. e4world open 1-6  {They played for another 18 moves but its over!} 1-0 1 down 7 to go!  Enjoy!