Counterpunch in the French defense

I played a 3 minutes blitz game against one of the best blitz players of the World. 

He is Grandmaster Emanuel Berg, one of the best players from Sweden.

He played the french defense, an aggressive line to exchange the light bishops. I prevented the exchange and worked on my development and defended my center. 

He played an aggressive capture. I was able to make a counter-punch to get a small edge and improve my position move by move and got the c-file and a good knight. 

In the last move he blundered his rook. Tried to challenge the c-file, but it was under heavy fire.

When you replay the game, please look the annotations under the board and look also the variations and side lines. 

Please tell your opinion and leave a comment under the board!

Thank you for your attention. Have a wonderful day! Smile

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  • 2 years ago


    A game packed full of educational intelligent exchanges and sacrifices Smile

  • 2 years ago


    Thanks,very interesting!

  • 2 years ago


    Wow I'll have to try that strategy in the French

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