Art Pub Open 2016 Followup
Here are some key positions from my games.
I tried the Catalan for something different. Usually I aim for Queen’s Gambit Exchange Variation with Nf3 or Nge2 depending on my mood.
Black has just provoked a crisis in the centre.
It seemed like a good idea to take the queens off as quickly as possible and go from there.
I managed to win from this harmless looking position.
Rd3 Yip-Szabo Marton Mihaly
I managed to make a draw against the eventual tournament winner in a mighty tough battle.
White has the centre, the bishops and big pressure but needs to find the right idea.
This was 1.c4 which turned into a Queen’s Gambit Declined. I hung on for the draw with some tough defence and a bit of luck.
White missed a nice tactical blow.
I introduced 4.Qc2 against the Nimzo-Indian when usually I play 4.e3 or avoid the whole mess with 3.Nf3.
White has an extra doubled pawn but so what?
I tried to be more solid with 1.e4 e5 but my opponent had other ideas after 2.d4 ed 3.f4
Black has a nice position. I calculated 14..Ne3 winning when I went for the line leading to this position.
Find what I should have played.
And that’s my homework for the day.