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Dutch Leningrad Reversed

Annotation: My opponent is not familiar with this openning. Tim gives: 1. f4 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Nf3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. 0-0 c5 6. d3 Nc6 7. Nc3 d5 is a better settup. 13. c3 might be a liittle better. 26. cxd5 opening the c-file with much pressure and good attack. 42.Rd2! The pin. Limiting blacks knight from blocking white’s pawns. 32.  …Nd5 and white has a crushing attack. Great pressure on the king. 36. Rxc6! Starts the combination attack. If 36. …bxc6 then 37. Rb8++. 38. …Rxg2+ Black captures the bishop to relieve the attack along the diagonal. 43. Rdd8!! Black is totally lost. Blacks King is in a box and his pieces are tied down. 51. Rxc8+ White exchanges all pieces and queens with check! 51. …Rxc8 52. Rxc8+ Kxc8 53. e8=Q+ wins.

Josiah Stein – Shiva Suir, 33rd Annual Green Bay Open, 7/24/2010

Annotation:   4) d5 is best! d3 and d4 are also playable. 5)…b5 is theory (Andrew Becker notes that Magnus Carlsen played it in 2006 once). 6)Bf1 defend the g2 pawn in the event of …Qxd5 so that white can play Nc3  without fear of infiltration by the black queen. Fritz gives 7…Qc5 8.Bxb5 Rb8 9.Qe2 Bd6 10.d4 leads to a clear advantage for white. Fritz gives the interesting  9.Qe2!? which is based on a very difficult tactical idea:  9…Bb7 10.Qc4 Bd4 11.Nxf7!! and the queen is overloaded. 11…Qxf7 12.Bxc6+. After 12)…Bb6?! Black really had to keep pieces by his king to defend against a direct assault.  His plan is very dangerous which is demonstrated in a few moves. 12…Be7 13.Be3 f5?! 14.Nc5±. 13.Qh5! This is an excellent post from which the queen can both attack and defend. 14)…Qd7? The final error. Josiah Stein gives: 14…Qg6™ 15.Qxg6 hxg6. This variation was forced.  This endgame is clearly better for white as he is a pawn up for which black has no compensation. 15)…Ne7 Perhaps the best defense. Others are 15…Nd4 16.Qg5 Nf5 17.Nf6+; 15…Kh8 16.Bxg7+ Kxg7 17.Qg5+ Kh8 18.Nf6 Qe7 19.Qh6 Qxf6; 15…gxh6? 16.Nf6+. [/pgn]

Dutch Defense

Faulkbeer Counter Gambit

From’s Gambit

Annotation: Fritz gives: 12. e4 0-0-0 13. Be3 f6 playable. If 13. …Qh4+ then Qg3. 18. 0-0-0 with full compensation for white. 20. …Bxa2 21. Rxe3 White activates his pieces by giving back the pawn. 25. Be4 prevents mate on b1.

Giuoco Piano