Kingside Play in the Ruy Lopez

Kingside Play in the Ruy Lopez

Patzer24
Patzer24
Mar 10, 2008, 12:00 AM |
33 | Amazing Games

Here is a game from the 2008 Reykjavik Open, GM Hao Wang - FM Dagur Arngrimsson with full annotations and commentary:

 

 

 

In this game we saw white take on a nice, simple, and effective kingside attack in the Ruy Lopez for which black could not prevent. Many times white will build up pressure on the kingside with the thematic Nb1-d2-f1 maneuver in the Ruy Lopez to bring the second knight to the kingside.

It was also interesting to take note of the way black played without a clear plan on the queenside. This gave white the time to prepare and build up the pressure on the kingside while black just misplaced the pieces to the queenside when they really should have been helping to combat the play on the kingside.


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