Road to the Grandmaster title - Game 33 - The e5 break in the Ben-oni defense

Road to the Grandmaster title - Game 33 - The e5 break in the Ben-oni defense

attilaturzo
IM attilaturzo
Apr 14, 2019, 1:19 PM |
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In the 4th round of the Budapest Spring Festival I played with English FIDE-Master Adam C Taylor. This is his chess.com profile: https://www.chess.com/member/tayip99

You can check the current standings at http://chess-results.com/tnr411068.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=6&fed=HUN&turdet=YES&flag=30

Adam played an unusual early Bg4 in the Ben-oni defense. The best move was to play Nd2-c4 to attack the weak d6 pawn and allow the bishop exchange with Qd7-Bh3, but I did not like the exchange so played h3 to forced Bxf3. Then played slow on the queenside and allowed me a good e4-e5 break which gave the advantage. He sacrificed the exchange for a pawn and a knight.

I played too slowly and got into the time trouble where I missed a knight fork in a winning position and lost a piece and the game:

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