Thursday, April 27, 2017

2017 3 Tables - April Round 2 Michael Johnson, 1983 - Anton Taylor, 2017 Neo-Indian (E10)

2017 3 Tables - April Round 2 
Michael Johnson, 1983 - Anton Taylor, 2017 
Neo-Indian (E10)

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 This move is my attempt to create variety in the game. Normally I play the Queen's Indian (b6) and go from there but I have been trying to vary the repertoire. Both moves are seen in top master games. 4. Nc3 Bb4 This is my attempt to transpose into a Nimzo-Indian. The simple and conservative Be7 seems better. 5. Bg5 c6 White is considered better after this move and it is very strange to me that after the energetic Bb5 I elect to play the timid c6. A counterproductive warring within I suppose. 6. Bxf6 gxf6 This move is clearly inferior but I'm interested in creating an imbalance. Perhaps this is once again the warring within myself to play aggressive or to play conservative. From this point on aggressive has to win or there is no cohesion and black loses quickly. 7. e3 Qa5 8. Qc2 Nd7 9. cxd5 Qxd5 Positional suicide as it turns out. there isn't much of a chance in cxd but that is the recommended move. Black is just lost. He has to play aggressively and complicate to have any hope here. 10. Be2 e5 More errors in the center. This move "threatens" to open the center to black's own king. I can't even justify any of this. I am at the mercy of posterity on this one. 11. O-O Bxc3 12. e4 Qe6 13. bxc3 Nf8 This is more ambitious aggression in a completely lost position. 14. Rfd1 Rg8 15. d5 Qh3 16. Ne1 Bd7 17. Kh1 Qh6 The wrong square but any square still leads to black losing. His "attack" is foolish optimism and leads nowhere as the white king is sufficiently defended. 18. Rab1 b6 19. dxc6 Bxc6 20. Rd6 Bd7 21. Qd3 Ne6 22. Qd5 Rd8 23. Rxd7 Rxd7 24. Bb5 Nc5 25. Rd1 Qf4 26. Bxd7+ Kf8 27. f3 Nxd7 28. Qxd7 Qe3 29. Qd2 Qc5 30. Qd6+ Qxd6 31. Rxd6 Ke7 32. Rd3 Rc8 33. Kg1 Rc4 34. Nc2 a6 35. Kf2 b5 36. Ke3 a5 37. a3 Rc5 38. Ke2 a4 39. Ne3 1-0

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