Wednesday, March 15, 2017

2017 Lutz, Get Out Round 3 Anton Taylor, 1928 - CM Jerry Baker, 2144 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack (B13)

2017 Lutz, Get Out 
Round 3 Anton Taylor, 1928 - CM Jerry Baker, 2144 
Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack (B13)

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Nf3 e6 7. Bg5 Be7 8. Rc1 Rc1 is also one oif the main moves against the conservative Be7 bishop development. It turns out to be a great counter to black's play here. 8. ... O-O 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 The knight capture is far more common but I see little wrong with this (except if the center gets resolved by a forced exd5 then black has made things symmetrical and drawish). 11. Be2? As I suspected this is a positional mistake. the square is needed for the knight to guard the d-pawn when it comes under fire if d5 isn't possible to trade off the weak pawn. Bc4 is the book move and makes far more sense. 11. ... Nf4 12. O-O Rd8 13. Re1 Qf6 14. Ne4 Nxe2+ 15. Qxe2 Qf5 Komodo likes to avoid all the queen gymnastics and simply retreat to e7 but if that is the result of Qf6 that means the f6 move was just a mistake to start with. It is worth noting that with the c-file open Rc1 is powerful ... it keeps development moves like b6 impossible for the moment. 16. Rc5! A critical test of black's aggression, thank Caissa for Rc1 here. All lines lead to an advantage for white. black's best try against this move is Qf4 and even that is difficult to justify in the face of the coming build-up by white. 16. ... Rd5? Loses immediately. 17. Ng3 Rxc5 18. Nxf5 Rxf5 19. Qe4 Rd5?? As soon as his hand left the piece Jerry's face gave away the tactic. I didn;'t need him to break his poker face as this is why I played Qe4 to begin with. 20. Qxd5! Jerry played out the mate instead of playing on without a rook. 20. ... exd5 21. Re8# 1-0

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