The Dangers of Sharp Openings

The Dangers of Sharp Openings

Patzer24
Patzer24
Apr 13, 2009, 12:00 AM |
35 | Opening Theory

Here is a game from the 2009 Foxwoods Open, FM Mandizha - IM Robson with full annotations and commentary:





In this game we see the Black player choose the very sharp anti-Moscow gambit against his much lower rated opponent. This was done in hopes of reaping great rewards. But instead the tables were turned and Black soon found himself in a hopeless position after incorrectly playing once White initiated a spectacular sacrifice.

So from this game we must learn that choosing a sharp opening is just as dangerous as it is rewarding. So when you think about your opening choose wisely as you never know when the tables will be turned.
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