Category Archives: Adriatico Open 2013
Black has a wide array of aggressive yet non-main line defences to choose from. The Blumenfeld Gambit is one of them. GM Horvath takes the offered pawn and calls the bluff after which black’s position collapses quickly after choosing a faulty over aggressive plan.
Horvath,Cs1 (2514) – Lantini,M (2128)
Blumenfeld Gambit 7.e3[E10]
2nd Adriatico Open A Montesilvano ITA (2.1), 02.03.2013
This is the kind of routine GM vs non-GM win that will pass unnoticed, but has a mysterious effortless air to it. There are two major things to notice about this game.
(1)Black’s formation against the London System is effective. The ..Nd7/Ne7!? development allow black to hunt Bf4 with a quick …e5 and ..Nf5
(2)The endgame method used to exploit the bishop pair and compromised pawn structure.
Scipioni,G (2041) – Horvath,Cs (2514)
London System vs Averbakh[A40]
2nd Adriatico Open A Montesilvano ITA (1.1), 01.03.2013
- The strong Bd4
- The bishop pair
- Active rooks
- Better structure
What do you suggest for black now?