Bulldog Candidates Tournament #3 !!!

captaintugwash

I've beaten evert, I await the winner of holo vs patzer. 

rychessmaster1
WTH it’s been one day
JustARandomPatzer

We haven't even started yet....

captaintugwash

Final position after 14. h3, black resigns. 

evert823

captaintugwash

evert's board is much nicer than mine.

vickalan
captaintugwash wrote:

I've beaten evert, I await the winner of holo vs patzer. 

Congratulations for the win. Without going into an in-depth analysis I can see that defending against Nd7+ brings an interesting exchange, but loses the bishop (g4). So White gets an early advantage - No hope for Black considering he's against Tug.😩😩😩

For those interested, the game can be seen (here).

I'll start the game for Holo vs Patzer in about a day.

captaintugwash

Ge8 and I'll capture the witch, hitting the queen and forcing Bxe6, but then Qxe6 and the witch is lost for nothing. If black tries Qe8, I'd simply capture the bishop. That's probably worse than losing the witch, especially since the witch is still under attack. After he saves that, I can trade knight for guard, an excellent trade for me. Opening up the h-file doesn't help black, my rook and guard will occupy that file once I've castled. My bishop is so strong black will have no option but to trade his guard for it, an exchange I'm happy with. My position is just too good here, and black has no counterplay.

Ge8 is probably best for black, or maybe Gc7 but BxG comes with check and he still loses a piece.

captaintugwash

Black was already facing problems, e5 is a threat as the knight is pinned to the guard. When he played We6 he should have played Ge8, Qe8 or Gc7 to deal with the threat of e5, but he gave me a free witch instead, which I felt was better than hitting his knight.

vickalan

Thanks for the analysis Tug. Now we have to find out who's your next opponent.

The other round-1 game "HolographWars vs. JustARandomPatzer" is (here).

captaintugwash

I hope it's Holo, because he thinks he'll beat me!