Sunday, November 9, 2014

If only I could remember

It is now three years and a half that I wrote my blog "Wild, wilder, wildest" on the line 1.d4 Nf6 2.f3 c5 3.d5 e6 4.e4 exd5 5.e5 (diagram)

And last friday, it actually happended - I got this positioning on the board in an offical rated game - if only I could have remembered the correct moves.

Guido De Bouver - Thomas Schurins
1.d4 Nf6 2.f3 c5 3.d5 e6 4.e4 exd5 5.e5 Qe7 6.Qe2 Nh5 ?! (diagram)

Obviously, I had forgotten about the correct move now ( more on that below ), and played for winning the piece 7.g4. This wins a piece for two pawns, but my pawn structure gets suboptimal - to say the least.

7.g4 d6 8.gxh5 dxe5 (diagram)

At this point, I decided to defend my pawns on the h file ar every cost, hoping I could stand his impressive pawn centre.

9.h4 Nc6 10.Be3 Bf5 11.c3 d4 12.Bf2 (diagram)

So far, I have been able to hold on to my defense of the h pawns. But now things get more complicated as my opponent opens up the h file for his rook. Unfortunately, this opens a great diagonal for his black squared bishop.

12...g6 13.hxg6 hxg6 14.Bh3 d3 !! (diagram)
My queen wil get kicked around, so it is back to square zero.

15.Qd1 e4 16.Bxf5 gxf5 17.Qd2 Bh6 18.f4 Ne5 (diagram)

The rest of the game is not of further interest to us, but at this stage, I am still a pieve for two pawns ahead, I have preserved my h pawn, even got rid of the double h pawn. So I achieved what I was hoping for inthe opening, but the price I have to pay for it is quite high as black has a giganic centre with two passers,

In any case, I won the game - in fact, it was my h pawn that I treasured so much, that promoted into a queen. But I can hardly say that I was better in the last diagrammed position.

So dont play this line like this ! The correct move after  1.d4 Nf6 2.f3 c5 3.d5 e6 4.e4 exd5 5.e4 Qe7 6.Qe2 Nh5 is 7.Nc3 (diagram)

Black is completely lost as his queen will get kicked around the battle field, eg 7...Qe6 8.f4 g6 9.f5 !! (diagram)

In my analysis during the game, I had considered 7.Nc3 Qe6 8.f4 g6, but the crushing 9.f5 is hard to see at the board. Black is completely lost in this position, eg

a/ 9...gxf5 10.Qxh5 (++)

b/ 9...Qxf5 10.g4 Qe6 11.gxh5 (++)

c/ 9...Qc6 10.g4 Ng7 11.Bg2 (++)

So continue to read these lines - and remember them !

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