#43 Grabinsky, Aaron (NM) FIDE: 2337 vs Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132

#43 Grabinsky, Aaron (NM) FIDE: 2337 vs Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132

Chess960 start position: 778 (QRKNBBRN)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/s7M7xvlnvUlX


1. e4 b6 2. Nc3 {On second thought, white should probably play Ba6+! here, with an annoying bind. b6 is probably inaccurate.}

2… a6 {Yes, now a6 is covered. But it seems like black is wasting time as a result of b6.}

3. f3 {Intending Bf2 and maybe d4.}

3… e5 4. Bf2 Ne6 5. Nd5 {a good outpost, taking advantage of the fact that c6 is hard to achieve right away.}

5… Ng6 6. Ng3 Bc5 {Maybe Ne7 is better, knocking back the d5-knight. With the text, black loses the right to castle.}

7. Bxc5 Nxc5 8. Nf5 Kd8 {Maybe going the other way, with Kb7 is safer.}

9. g3 {Just stopping Nf4, and contemplating Bh3.}

9… c6 10. Nde3 d5 {probably not a good idea with black’s king stuck in the center unable to castle. Better is Ne7, trying to trade and keep things¬† closed. Piece trades relieve black’s position somewhat here.}

11. exd5 cxd5 12. d4 {So now black is worse I think as a result of d5. The center is being opened very quickly.}

12… Ne6 13. b3 {If dxe5, maybe d4 is troublesome. The text keeps everything under control.}

13… exd4 14. Nxd4 {The d-pawn is now weak as well as black’s exposed king.}

14… Ne5¬†{A blunder, unfortunately losing immediately. However, black’s position wasn’t great anyway. d5 and Kd8, as well as b6, were probably errors. Finally, black could probably have held the balance with Kb7 on move 8. And even before d5, black’s position was tenable. }

15. Nxe6+ { Black resigns } 1-0

(Annotations: Aaron Grabinsky)

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