Annotating a master game #2

Annotating a master game #2

Apr 10, 2017, 4:00 AM |

 Hello and welcome to part 2 of my "Annotating a master game" series.  I quite enjoyed doing yesterdays blog and am doing another one today.  My method of learning the Catalan is being quite successful currently. I am checking out some theory for a line and then analysing a strong GM game from it.

Please note that when I am annotating this game, I do not know the future moves. I will be trying to guess the next move from the player - this is meant to be a good way to study GM games (and it is!).

Yesterday we checked out a game arising from 1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. Bb4+

Today we will be looking at 6. Nd7, the second most popular move after 6. Bb4+.

The following annotations have been written without an engine.

Though I didn't correctly guess many moves, I am still happy that I had the right ideas a lot of the time. It is time to see what the engine thinks.


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I have learnt from this game that a weak pawn structure is not going away and there is no need to exploit it right away if you do not need to.