Sample game # 6
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Bc4 e6 6.Nf3 Qc7 7.0-0 a6
Another attempt. Black prevents any business with the Nb5 attack.
This move is the part of the whole setup. The Queen is freeing the place for the King’s rook, which gets ready to start the pressure over the “d” file.
A careless move. Black would do better to prevent white from the next aggressive operation. I would recommend 8… d6 as the best response.
A very interesting move leading to a very sharp battle.
Here you could see another point of the effective 8.Qe2! White gains more and more space, when the black’s counterplay is based on the direct assault over the e5 square.
At the same time white increases his piece activity, but also brings more power over the e5 and d6 squares.
Black is almost forced to play 10…f6, when 10…Be7 11.h3 Nh6 12.Rd1 with the further Ne4! Leads to the huge positional advantage for white.
Now white can’t capture the pawn on f6 at once after 11.ef? Simply because the strong recapture 11…Qf4!
The pawn e5 divides black’s position on two separate parts! The Queenside is completely out of the loop about anything that’s happening on the King’s side.
One of the most important principles of the positional game was discovered and approved by the first World Champion W. Steinitz. “The one who has advantage has to attack under the threat of wasting this Advantage.”
Using the bad position of the black King, which is still stuck in the center, white comes with a nice tactical blow, which immediately demolishes black’s position:
The final accord. The knight is aiming at the black Queen, that forces him to accept the sacrifice. After 11…Qa5 12.ef there is no way to stop 13.Nc7+
Getting rid of the e6 pawn – the “e” file has been opened and that allows white to come up with the massive strike.
12.exf6+ Nce5 13.Nxe5 Nxe5 14.Bxe5 Qxc4
Seems that black is still alive, however after
The smoke has totally cleared up. Black’s position is lost after either 15…Bg7 16.Qh5+ with a mating attack or 15.Qe2 16.ghQ that leads to huge material loses.
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