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A plan worked out against the Reti


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    Spielkalb

    Hi there,

    In this thread I'd like to share a game whith you guys which I'm slightly proud of. As a more or less intermediate player, I'm usually struggling through the opening resulting in a sound or even a little better position as my oponent and stumble through the middle game trying to improvise some useful combinations forcing a material advantage exploitable within the end game or even a mating attack.

    This game I'm presenting here was a little diferent, it felt like it all came together, I had a startegical plan from the very first moves leading to a great positional plus and finally to a beautiful mating combination. 

    The opening was a Reti, I think, a little bit like a Queens Indian but in an inconventional move order, so I'm not sure how to classify it properly. From Black's first move on, b7, it was clear he planned a queen side fianchetto and I had to prepare for a heavy fight about e4. So my plan was to build a strong center starting with d4 and e3 and prepare the push to e4 with my pieces. If it worked out, Black's queens bishop would be cut off and had a hard time to get into the game. Nothing unusual, so far, but it worked out very nicely. 

    Guided by this plan I was able to build a strong moveable center which cut off not only the defender's queens bishop, but all of his minor pieces from the king side. To prepare an attack on the dark monarch I even played a move only to provoke a weakness in his castle which provided tactical motivs which indeed came to an execution in the mating attack.  

    Enough said, here's the game! Cool

    Thanks for following me so far, I hope you enyoid it and I'm looking forward to your comments!

    Cheers,

    Spielkalb

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    TomHanrahan

    Well done, that does look like a rather neat game all the way through to 17... Bxe1. I'm still learning my openings so it's nice to have a narrated game to browse through with some interesting positional analysis. More of this please and I'll follow you.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    Spielkalb

    Thanks a lot, mate! This encourages to post some more stuff. Probably not a showcase next time, but a loss or draw on the forums "Game Analysis".

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    Spielkalb

    Hey pfren, thanks for your input, much appreciated! 

    According to your analysis my "lemon" tactics only worked out because my opponent didn't find the refutation after 16.e5, am I correct?

    What I do not comletely uderstand is why you deem 18.Bxh6 as a critical Blunder. (You wrote 17.Bxh6 but it was the 18th move, but we're talking about the same position, aren't we?) 18...Nf6 wouldn't  cover the threatening mate Qxg7, would it?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    JG27Pyth

    Spielkalb wrote:

    Hey pfren, thanks for your input, much appreciated! 

    What I do not comletely uderstand is why you deem 18.Bxh6 as a critical Blunder. (You wrote 17.Bxh6 but it was the 18th move, but we're talking about the same position, aren't we?) 18...Nf6 wouldn't  cover the threatening mate Qxg7, would it?

    I think pfren was saying that 17.Bxh6! should have been played instead of 17.Qg4. He scores your move -- 17.Qg4?? -- a blunder and offers 17...Nf6 as black's correct response to Qg4. I've looked this over and after much calculating and chin stroking I've concluded that, yep -- whaddya know -- the IM is right! Honestly 17...Nf6 leads to quite a sharp position which isn't the easiest to calculate continuations from. The best I can find for white is down the exchange without compensation -- perhaps pfren saw even better for Black, but if so I didn't find it. 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    Spielkalb

    Thanks, now I got it! Smile

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    AndyClifton

    I like the possibility of 15 e5 as well.

    I also fail to see the resemblance of that opening to the Reti.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    Spielkalb

    AndyClifton wrote:

    I also fail to see the resemblance of that opening to the Reti.

    I simply trusted the clasification of my chess program, SCID, to call it a Reti. Maybe some weired move transpositions, don't know.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    AndyClifton

    Well, that's a stretch...but okay.


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