QGDD17

Watson R.
Silverman P.

Solihull E v Ken D
2019


1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 Mainline 6... e6 7. Nxc4 Bb4 8. e3 O-O 9. Bd2 9. Be2 A picky point but informative. First, I want to move my bishop (or any piecefor that matter) to it's best square and leave it there. I do not know where the best square for my dark bishop is yet and this may very well not be it. remember this is why we play knights before bishops because it is usually easier to know what the best squre is for the knight before we know the best square for th bishop. Second, I have decided to castle kingside so I should prioritise development of kingside pices, castel and then develop queenside pices. Third, Bd2 achieves only one thing, the other moves two things. Fourth. Bd3 or Be2 is more flexible since it still leaves available the option of Bd2. 9. Bd3 Ditto. 9... Nbd7 10. Be2 c5 11. Nb5 Bxd2+ 12. Nxd2 cxd4 13. Nxd4 Bg6 14. O-O a6 15. Qb3 Qb6 16. Qxb6 Nxb6 17. a5 Nbd5 18. N2f3 Nb4 19. Ne5 Be4 20. f3 Bf5 21. Nxf5 exf5 22. Nc4 Rad8 23. Rfd1 Rfe8 24. Rxd8 Rxd8 25. Rd1 Rxd1+ 26. Bxd1 Nc6 27. Nd6 Nxa5 28. Nxf5 Nc6 29. Be2 a5 30. Nd6 b6 31. Nc8 Nd7 32. Bb5 Ndb8 33. Nxb6 Kf8 34. Nc4 Ke7 35. Kf2 f6 36. Ke2 Ne5 37. Nxa5 Kd6 38. Nc4+ Kc5 39. Nxe5 fxe5 40. Bd3 g6 41. Kd2 Nc6 42. f4 exf4 43. exf4 Kd5 44. f5 gxf5 45. Bxf5 h6 46. g4 Ne5 47. h3 Nf3+ 48. Kc2 Ke5 49. Kd3 Nd4 50. b4 Nxf5 51. gxf5 Kxf5 52. Kd4 Ke6 53. Kc5 Kd7 54. Kb6 Kc8 55. Ka7 Kc7 56. b5 1-0 [Slav]

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