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Najdorf English attack game with 6....e5 7. Nf3

BharatArora23

Hi

I recently played a game as black, winning the game happy.png.. My annotations in the text.

https://www.chess.com/a/2c7D77CBxzPAW

On 6th move, Be3 was played by white, i replied with e5 and opponent moved his knight to 7.Nf3, 7.Nb3 is another alternative..Nf3 is considered quieter variation and most of the recent games feature Nb3 more. I guess, will learn more with time why it is!

Overall, in the game  I (black) made 3 mistakes and 1 inaccuracies.

Move 10 was a mistake.. I pushed the pawn to d5 with the idea of potentially forking bishop at e3 and knight at c3.  More in annotations.

Move 13 was mistake pushing the pawn to d4.. Not sure 

Move 36 is a mistake as i could have simply captured pawn

Any suggestions would be welcome happy.png

Thanks

Bharat

 

 

tygxc

11 O-O? is a mistake. White usually plays 11 Qf3 intending 12 O-O-O, which is the whole point of 6 Be3
11...d5?? returns the favor, you had to castle 11...O-O, bring your king to safety, activate and connect rooks with Rf8 on the open file. With ...O-O you take the annoying Qh5+ out of the position
13 Bd2?? is passive and bad. He could attack your center 13 f4
13...d4? is not the way to punish Bd2, again 13...O-O. Pawns are strongest shoulder to shoulder: d5-e5.
15...Nc6? allows 16 Qh5+. Again 15...O-O
16...Bxg5? is bad because of 17 Qh5+, again 16...O-O
18 Nf3 is passive, again 18 Qh5+
19 Qd3? allows a fork that wins a piece and the game. 19 Re1 was even.

BharatArora23

Thanks @tygxc happy.png

KeSetoKaiba

I typically don't encounter the Sicilian from either side since I'm a 1. e4 e5 and 1. d4 d5 player usually grin.png 

@tygxc did a great job addressing this game it looks like. Essentially, I saw this thread, but didn't answer because I don't like to comment on things I don't know enough about. 

I've played the Sicilian occasionally for casual games, but this isn't really the same thing because I've played almost anything and everything in casual games before wink.png

BharatArora23

@KeSetoKaiba ...happy.png  No worries ..You always try to help as much as you canhappy.png..Yes @tygxc gave solid explanationhappy.png for my doubts 

TwoMove

I think it is harsh describing 110.0 has a mistake, and 11...d5 as a blunder, the refutation of d5 wasn't that obvious.

Moonwarrior_1
tygxc wrote:

11 O-O? is a mistake. White usually plays 11 Qf3 intending 12 O-O-O, which is the whole point of 6 Be3
11...d5?? returns the favor, you had to castle 11...O-O, bring your king to safety, activate and connect rooks with Rf8 on the open file. With ...O-O you take the annoying Qh5+ out of the position
13 Bd2?? is passive and bad. He could attack your center 13 f4
13...d4? is not the way to punish Bd2, again 13...O-O. Pawns are strongest shoulder to shoulder: d5-e5.
15...Nc6? allows 16 Qh5+. Again 15...O-O
16...Bxg5? is bad because of 17 Qh5+, again 16...O-O
18 Nf3 is passive, again 18 Qh5+
19 Qd3? allows a fork that wins a piece and the game. 19 Re1 was even.

+1

Optimissed

Hello, I wouldn't trust the chess.com analysis engine but what caught my eye was 12. b3 for white. Looks interesting at least.