Road to the Grandmaster title - Static versus Dynamic advantages in the London system

Road to the Grandmaster title - Static versus Dynamic advantages in the London system

AttilaTurzo
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My 2nd game in the February Titled Tuesday was with white against the German International Master Hannes Langrock

He is the author of 2 books:

French Defense: The Solid Rubinstein Variation

The Modern Morra Gambit: A Dynamic Weapon against the Sicilian

I played again the London system in the 2nd game. He played the same Bd6 line, but when I played e4 he moved back to e7 with the bishop and invited me to go to a french type position. 

I was not very familiar with those positions and I got the idea to exchange on d5 to open the position, because black possible wanted to play the closed position after e4-e5.

He made a mistake and I could play for an advantage with Bb5. I could get a dynamic advantage, an active piece, but I wanted to go for the static advantage, good bishop versus bad bishop in the endgame by exchanging the dark bishops. 

Instead of Bb5, I played Bh4 which allowed black to activate his knight on e4. Later I had several chance for the equal position. My last mistake was the Bb5 move which was an active attacking move, but the timing was bad and his simple Bc6 counter-move was too strong.

I analysed the game for about 30 minutes and continued to study tactics 2 hours.

Let me share a few puzzles I solved today from

                        Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player

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A nice example how to defend after an incorrect sacrifice:

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