Chigorin defence - a reflection upon a game

May 31, 2009, 12:05 PM |

I guess most of you are familiar with the Ruy Lopez, the king of king pawn openings. Here is a Live Game with the chigorin defence. It's main idea is to avoid exchanging pawns in the centre, kick white's white squared bishop out from its best diagonal and gaining space by c5.

Here is my game. Click on move list to test out the variations. The game became very tactical with attacks and counterattacks.

If you have comments, please, let's discuss it. It is a lot to learn by reviewing games in this manner.