TWIC 1134-Open Games

I have been slowly adding Open Games to my repertoire but there is a ton of new literature to go through. GM Shaw is recommending the Scotch against 2..Nc6 in his new book, Playing 1.e4-Caro-Kann, 1..e5 and Minor Lines.

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Playing 1.e4 by Shaw (2016)

There were some interesting games in TWIC 1134.

The Games

The Petroff Defence

5.Nc3 is still popular.

Wei Yi-Ma,Z

White came up with Bd3/Qe2 instead of Qd2 but got nothing from the opening.

After 19..Qc8(Diagram)

After 19..Qc8

White got a gift later as Black just blundered a piece to a simple tactic.

The Scotch-Mieses Attack

Sipila-Amin,B

Black held easily in the 8..Ba6 line and showed resourceful play in the equal endgame.

After 26..Re1(Diagram)

Material is equal but Black took over.

After 26.Re1

The Italian Game-Slow(c3/d3)

Black gets some additional defensive options by not committing to an early ..d6

Sambuev-Lesiege

After 21.h5(diagram)

Black held on in an action packed game.

After 21.h5

Berlin Defence 4.d3 Bc5(C65)

Howell-Adams,M

After 26.Rhf1(Diagram)

Black was resourceful on defence and won with a nice counterattack.

After 26.Rhf1

Spanish Opening-Breyer Variation(C95)

The Accelerated Breyer(11..c5 instead of 11..Bb7) is gaining some momentum. Black does not block the b-file and plays ..Rb8 to support b-file counterplay.

The Bologan Twins

The Bologan Twins

 

After 11..Bb7

Sadzikowski-Ipatov

Ipatov played a model counterattacking game and finished with a ruthless kingside attack.

After 28.g3(Diagram)

After 28.g3

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