TWIC 1169 March 4 2017
Queen’s Indian Defence 4.g3 Ba6 5.Nbd2
White ducked a massive theory battle with 5.Nbd2 and got a structural advantage.
Nimzo-Indian 4.Qc2 0-0 5.e4 d6 Central Variation
The critical point arrives quite early as White prepared a quick kingside attack. Black sent his knights to the queenside to attack the doubled c-pawns which gave White a chance to sharpen the plan.
King’s Indian g3 6..Nc6
The game left big theory quite early and Black fell behind in development. How should White press his slight advantage in development.
Closed Spanish Breyer Variation(C95)
White built up a strong attacking position on the kingside with ease, but I don’t understand the final result 0-1. The closed queenside and offside Na5 is no help to Black.
Black got good chances out of thin air in a typical endgame.
Slow Italian Game
The c3,d3 buildup is very popular now. White went for the quick Nf1-g3 and delayed castling which was nicely met with ..d6-d5 and Black was fine.
The centre is open and the d3-pawn is an easy target so there is no clear strategic justification for why a kingside attack should be successful that I can see.
White tried a to force a kingside attack but was met with classical central play.