My Eighth Chess Tournament, Game 2 (Fantastic French Tactics)

Oct 21, 2012, 12:45 PM |

This is yet another tournament game that I managed to win using the French Defense. Similar to the game that I had played the week before, the opponent that I played against in this game was someone whom I had previously played against with the White pieces. In that game, my King's Indian Attack (KIA) lost to his Pirc Defense. The game presented here is also similar to my game from a week before as I had once again played the French Defense and managed to win with it.

Before this game started, the opponent that I played the week before said that I was "the next Bobby Fischer". I'm not sure how true that statement is, but I have found some ways in which I do compare to Fischer. One way could be the vast amount by which my playing strength and rating has improved after about only 8 months of playing in tournaments. I could also compare to Bobby Fischer in that I have recently done horrible things to my opponents using the bishop pair, as can be seen from this game and the one I had played the week before. Here is the game:

Themes: Common Checkmating Patterns, Double Attacks, Skewers, Back Rank, Pins, Basic Combinations, Simplification, Bishop Pair, Color Complex, Initiative, Isolated Pawns, Weak Pawns, Central Pawn Majority, Converting Extra Material, Mating Nets, Pawn Storms, Attacking 0-0