How to attack with a closed center?

I played this game in the Hungarian team championship. My opponent was a gentleman who dedicated his full life for chess and he is now over 70 years old and still very active in teaching and organizing chess teams and events.
In the game I was able to play my plan and after the preparation I advanced in the center and attacked his weakened kingside.

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

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  • 21 months ago


    Great example of planning and pieces working together beyond the opening. White started to weaken his position by moving the h pawn.

  • 22 months ago


    Sort of reminds me of a reversed French where a3 and ...c4 are played.  Yet, here white gets the "bad french bishop" out of the pawn chain, so is he actually a tempo up?

    And here is that Ne5 ... Ne4 theme again in a QP opening, guess it is more common than I thought.  20. ... fxg4!  taking away from the center even, to create open lines and weaknesses (g4)

  • 22 months ago


    Stay Awake: Win the Game! Good manuevering space once white loss his g pawn & white lost the use of his defending queen. Sometimes the board / pieces gets divided!

  • 22 months ago


    Interesting that White never even got to move the b pawn. Great game and comments, not too detailed

  • 22 months ago


    pawns are truly the soul of chess :)

  • 22 months ago


    Pawn Breaks on the 'Hooks'! Straightforward game! :)

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