Wakefield v Holme Valley Exam Bd 2
A sound defence, but Black can get into passive positions if he is not careful.
Actually 2. Nc3 is quite playable, though likely transposition into a QG
Now 3. d4 Nf6 would be a Queen's Indian, but I am not interested.
There are other ways to play it instead of this e.g. e3 + b3 as in Van't Kruijs opening / Larsen's opening..
This position is 60% White in 3766 games !!
The second most popular move. Be7 is most popular.
Rarely played 37 times out of 4959 games.This is a Tarrasch set up,but Nc6 and Be7 instead of fianchetto is better in that case.
This is all standard stuff against the Tarrasch type pawn structure. 64% White ! White fixes the Black pawn structure.
No he should play a Semi-Tarrasch Nxd5, but it's only 40% Black.
! Excellent move. This has scored 92% White !! Black will get an isolated Q-pawn or hanging pawns. He's already "drafty"
Same idea as in Tarrasch Swedish variation. Black hopes for a6, b5 with play on the Q-side with his pawn majority.
Believe it or not Black is probably already lost !
+1.64 on my computer 15 deep! White threatens Qa4+ + Bg5 and d5 pawn goes.
Believe it or not my computer gives this as the best defence after looking 15 deep !
This was the other threat with Ne5 ! That's why Black was busted.
Black now tries desperately to get some play.
Peake to move
PAWN STRUCTURE+CENTRE This removes the e5 pawn, preventing O-O and f5 central play by Black. He will have NO CENTRE.
Black tries to engender threats.
The pawn was going there any way, Now White can recapture with the Queen on f3 after exf3 BxB BxB.
hits the Knight
Well b3 looked good, but Black has b5 15. Nd2 Qc3 ! I wanted to regroup the Knight to the K-side any way, for a K-side attack
Black is being annoying, but it's a minor inconvenience. He should just take the f-pawn.
Peake to move
Of course to stay on the f-file. 15...Bxd4 and 16...e3 does not work. And now Black CAN'T take the f pawn (Qxf3!)
Nxe4 was possible, but I love the PAWNS in the CENTRE, (and the open f file). Black will be unable to prevent the pawns advance.
Another cheap threat - but it just loses time.
Of course. I get the Knight where I want it to go with gain of tempo.
I take time out for a simple developing move. Now Rc1 will bring the final piece into play with gain of tempo,kicking the Q.
Now it's tricky problem for the Queen as Qd6 runs into e5, if Qb8 then Qa4 and e5
Setting up a skewer on the long white diagonal.
What else ? this is the only move - it's lost.
I had seen this continuation several moves before. Black is in big trouble.
The Queen is needed on the white diagonals.
Here comes the hammer blow
c8 is better but here comes a hammer blow.
This was the position that I had seen... and hey I can see mates here man !
Now there's an absolute killer
23... Bc4 ! is the best move 24. Nh6+ ! he he 24... gxh6 (24... Kh8 25. Nf5 and Qg4.) 25. Qg4+ Bg5 (25... Kh8 26. Qxd7 Rxf2 27. Kxf2 Qf8+ 28. Kg1 a6 29. d5 The pawns are the rump card.+6.0 on Fritz !) 26. Qxd7 Rxf2 27. Kxf2 Bxa2 28. e6 Qf8+ 29. Ke1 Be7 30. Bd2 Black will be unable to contain the central pawns.
1-0 I was disappointed that he resigned as..1-0 [Geoff Peake]