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I played last night as black against an NM and we played a mainline Accelerated Dragon with 8...Re8 and we got to the 12...Bb7 line.
In the video lessons the plan is to play 13...Qc7 and 14... c5 getting our light squared bishop more active and not letting white start his attack on the kingside, since exd5 isnt possible because at the end of the exchanges the white bishop on e3 will hang.
However, my opponent played 13. Bh6 first to trade the dark squared bishops and now Qc7 and c5 isnt working because the bishop isnt on e3 to hang. I ended up going with this plan anyway, sacing the d5 pawn (and a second on c4 after the c5 push) to get activity but was way worse in the endgame 2 pawns down. I did manage a little #SLP and he offered a draw while he was winning because I was making him work very hard to win and a draw gave him first place in the tournament, but I am wondering what a better plan would be after 13. Bh6.
Thanks in advance for the help!
Here is the game for any who are interested. I loaded it into chess.com so I could share it, but it was an over the board game at a time control of G90+5
What do people think about playing either french with after 3 nc3 nf6 4bg5 dxe4 nxe4 be7 bxn gxf6. The Morozevich line. or the archangel and 1...e5. which is sharper. I am a sharp tactical player. I have been told that and many many wins that way!! I lean towards 1...e5. other than guicco piano (I would play Nf6 not Bc5) and Scotch nf6 again only ruy confronts it head on. Then french is very stable and still gives counterplay. I like the space and no bad bishop with e5. Plus I like 1e5 as if morozevich line gives out not sure what to play? I would have tons of lines in 1e5 please advise.
Just Completed my first FIDE rated tournament . And 12 years after my last USCF rated tournament .http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_joomla/XtblMain.php?201909023492.1-13459254
Finished +2=3-1 , gained 30 USCF rating points , based on the rating estimators performance rating was 2224 , ruing the missed chances that resulted in draws. Copied the games , need to play lot more games than now , conversion seems to be big problem . Hopefully GM Avetik will see the games and give some feedback . In One Benko game I fought very hard and got winning position at the very end missed a tactic and threw the win to settle for draw. Last round again got very promising position with white ( against Marvin Dandridge ) but then took wrong decision and settle for draw , I knew I outplayed him in the opening but at crucial moment took wrong decision to settle for draw.
Got to know Kevin Ho as he was playing too.
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"The best game with ChessMood openings"
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What do people think about these lines for black in QGA??
1d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 e3 Bg4! 5 bc4 e6 if 6. Qb3 Bxf3 7. Gxf3 c5! Qxb7 nbd7 9dxc5 Bxc5 10f4 o-o 11Nc3NB6 12Bb3 Nbd5 13 Nxd5 Nxd5 14 Bd2 Rb8 15 qa6 and qf6!? Keeping tension.
If 6.h3 Bh5 7. Qb3 Bxf3 8. Gxf3 c5 9. Qxb7 Nbd7
If 6nbd2 then a6 7o-o Nc6 8.b3 Bd6 9.Bb2 0-0 10 h3 Bh5 11.Be2 Qe7
To add or as alternative to Benko. You sac material, open lines, active pieces!!! Same as Benko but less to learn....?
If 1d4 d5 2. C4 dxc4 3. E4!! Nc6! 4. Nf3 Nf6!!
Lines from Delchev and Semkos book Understanding QGA.
It was a little hard to understand you in today’s lecture about when opponent has the initiative. What were the rules again? I tried to watch the replay but still had some trouble understanding you.
It sounded like you said change game force? I got the exchange pieces.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Qf6 5. Nf3 Bc5 6. Nc3 Nd4 7. Nd5 Nxf3+ 8. Qxf3 Qxf3
Is what we played. Should I have played 6.Bg5?
If 6. Bg5 isn’t b2 hanging or is there trap?
And yes I messed up by not capturing...Nxf3 with pawn on g2. This was not my best game I was a little intemidated by my opponent rating and also ended up playing real-time both I shouldn’t have done.