Metropolitan Grand Prix 13

(418) Mike Callaham (1868) – David Kea (1188) [A04]

RMGP 13, 08.08.2015

This comes from Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix 13. If you haven’t been to a Grand Prix Tournament yet, shame on you. David Kea comes from Newport News and just finished in 2nd place at the World Open Unrated tournament with a score of 7-2. The section is for unrated and providional players. His provisional rating is 1188. He commented that he’s played over 9,000 games on chess.com. When you meet him acroos the board, you better respect him because he is dangerous. The game’s complexities start on move 6 and continue for more than 10 moves. I learned a lot from the analysis! 1.g1–f3 c7-c6 2.c2-c3 g8-f6 3.d2-d3 g7-g6 4.b1–d2 d7-d5 5.e2-e4 c8-g4

Basic Philidor Reversed

Basic Philidor Reversed

6.d1–b3!? [6.e4-e5!? This appears to be a new evolution in the line against the …c6, …Bg4, …g6 lines. The need for …c5 is a hidden tempo that gives white a plus. 6…f6-d7 7.d3-d4 f8-g7 8.f1–d3 c6-c5 9.h2-h3 g4-e6 10.f3-g5 c5-d4 11.c3-d4 b8-c6 12.d2-b3 c6-b4 13.g5-e6 f7-e6 14.d3-b5 e8–g8 15.e1–g1 a7-a6 16.c1–d2 a6-b5 17.d2-b4ƒ; 6.h2-h3 g4-f3 7.d1-f3 b8-d7 8.d3-d4 e7-e5² 9.e4-d5 f6-d5 10.f1–c4 e5-d4 11.0–0 f8-e7 12.c3-d4= This line is choppy and still easy for black. The only hope would be them still trying to put the bishop in the hole and I just won’t play hoping for mistakes!; 6.f1–e2 f8-g7 7.e4-e5 f6-d7 8.d3-d4 e8–g8 9.e1–g1 c6-c5 10.h2-h3 g4-f5= This is just too much to blacks liking. ] 6…b7-b6?! 7.f3-e5! Although this move only acheives equality, it requires black to make a hard retreat to stay even. During a game, that’s a small victory! [7.h2-h3 g4-c8!! I know, right!! This is possible because white will have to retreat the queen sooner or later. Wow. 8.e4-e5 (8.f1–e2 d8-c7 9.e1–g1 f8-g7 10.d3-d4 d5-e4 11.f3-g5 e8–g8 12.d2-e4 b8-d7 13.e2-c4 f6-d5™ 14.f1–e1 d7-f6 15.a2-a4= Pirc player’s dream!) 8…f6-h5 9.g2-g4 h5-g7 10.f3-d4] 7…f8-g7 [7…g4-e6™ 8.e4-d5 d8-d5 9.d2-f3 b8-d7 10.c1–f4 d7-e5 11.f4-e5 d5-d7 12.b3-a4=] 8.f2-f4?? Major rust. [8.e5-g4 f6-g4 9.f1–e2 g4-h6 10.e1–g1 e8–g8 11.d3-d4 a7-a5 12.f1–e1 e7-e6 13.a2-a4± With a big advantage.] 8…e8–g8?! [8…g4-e6 9.b3-c2 e8–g8 10.d2-f3 f6-d7³ 11.f1–e2 d5-e4 12.d3-e4 d7-e5 13.f3-e5 g7-e5 14.f4-e5 d8-c7 15.c1–g5 f8-e8 16.e1–c1 c7xe5 That’s a pawn!] 9.e5-g4 f6-g4 10.d2-f3?? [10.f1–e2 This is so standard, I missed it twice! 10…d8-d7 11.d3-d4 g4-e3 12.e1–f2 e3-g4+ 13.f2-g3!] 10…d5e4 11.d3e4 Diagram

Time to Develop the knight on b8

Time to Develop the knight on b8

11…g4-f6? [11…b8-d7 Finally developing the knight and leveling the game was in order! 12.b3-c2 d8-c7 13.f1–e2 e7-e5 14.f4-f5! g4-f6 (14…g6-f5?! 15.f3-h4 You’ll need some theory from the Leningrad Dutch or the Kings Indian to understand this sweet move! White isn’t castled or fianchettoed but the theory of the push is the same. This is color reversal concepts at it’s best! (15.e4-f5? d7-f6 16.h2-h3 e5-e4 17.h3-g4 c7-g3+ 18.e1–f1 f6-g4 19.e2-c4 e4-f3 20.h1–h3 f3-g2+ 21.c2-g2 g3-g2+ 22.f1xg2 f8-e8÷) 15…g4-f6 16.h4-f5 d7-c5 17.e1–g1! c5-e4 18.f1–f3 a8-d8 19.f3-e3 e4-d6 20.e3-g3 d6-f5 21.c2-f5 With an attack!) 15.f5g6 h7g6 a2-g8 must stay closed! 16.e1-g1 d7-c5 17.f3-g5 c7-e7²] 12.b3-c2 b6-b5? [12…b8-d7 Development, development, development. He’s got to get those pieces in the game! 13.e4-e5 f6-d5 14.h2-h4! f7-f6 15.h4-h5 It’s now or never! 15…d8-e8 16.h5-g6 e8-g6 17.f1–d3 f6-f5 18.f3-d4 e7-e6 19.e1-g1 a8-c8 20.c1–d2±] 13.c1–e3 f6-g4 14.e3-d4 d8-c7 [14…g7-d4 15.c3-d4 b8-a6 16.c2-d2=] 15.g2-g3 e7-e5 16.f4-e5 g7-e5 17.f3-e5 g4-e5 18.e1-c1

Time to Develop the knight

Time to Develop the knight

18…c6-c5?? [18…b8-d7 This knight has to be developed. An opposite wing battle would then begin! 19.f1–e2 a7-a5 20.h2-h4 h7-h5 21.h1–f1 a5-a4 22.a2-a3 a8-d8 23.c2-d2 c6-c5²] 19.d4-e3?? Really rusty. [19.d4-e5 c7-e5 20.f1-b5 a7-a6 21.d1–d5 e5-e6 22.b5-c4 b8-d7 23.d5-c5 e6-b6 24.c5-d5+-] 19…c5-c4 20.d1–d5 a7-a6 21.e3-f4

The knight comes out to the wrong square

The knight comes out to the wrong square

b8-d7?? [21…b8-c6 22.h2-h4 f7-f6 23.f1–e2 c6-e7 24.d5-d2 a8-d8 25.h1–d1 e7-c6 26.h4-h5 d8-d2 27.c2-d2=] 22.f1–h3 f7-f5™ 23.d5-d7 e5-d3+

Taking with the queen is better

Taking with the queen is better

24.d7-d3?! [24.c2-d3! c7-f4+ 25.g3-f4 c4-d3 26.e4-f5 a8-e8 27.f5-g6 f8-f4 28.h1–g1 f4-f6 29.g6-g7 f6-g6 30.h3-g2 d3-d2+ 31.c1–c2 d2-d1(Q)+ 32.c2-d1 e8-e6 33.g1–f1 e6-d6+ 34.g2-d5+ d6-d5+ 35.d7-d5 g8-g7+-] 24…c4-d3 25.c2-d3 c7-e7 [25…c7-b7 26.d3-d5+ b7-d5 27.e4-d5 f8-e8 28.c1–d2 a8-d8 29.h3-g2+-] 26.f4-d6 e7-g5+ 27.c1–c2 a8-d8 28.d3-d5+ f8-f7 29.e4-e5+- g5-e3 30.h1–d1 g8-g7 31.e5-e6

Black must lose a rook in all continuations

Black must lose a rook in all continuations

f7-a7?? [31…f7-f6 32.d5-b7+ g7-g8 33.e6-e7 e3-e2+ 34.d1–d2 e2-d2+ 35.c2-d2 d8-d6+ 36.d2-c2 g8-f7 37.h3-g2 f6-e6 38.g2-d5 d6-d5 39.b7-d5+-]  32.d5-e5+ e3-e5 33.d6-e5+ g7-h6 34.d1-d8 a7-e7 35.d8-d6 a6-a5 36.h3-g2 b5-b4 37.g2-d5 b4-c3 38.e5-f6 c3-b2 39.f6-e7 h6-g7 40.d6-d8 g7-h6 41.h2-h4 h6-h5 42.d5-f3+ 1–0

 As a trainer I can tell you that a tournament every other week is the most you can play if you are analyzing your games.  You need time to fix the problems you discover as well.  Having trouble with analysis, send your game in for analysis.  Are you one of the people that begged for regular local tournaments?  Are you one of the people who said, “We we need adult tournaments and longer time controls?  Some of you have missed 13th tournaments in the last 12 weeks.  Come join the trainings at the library.  There are players of varying skills coming, not just beginners.  The Virginia closed is less than a month away.  The lowest rated coach is 1700!!  Take advantage of it.  If you dig what we’re doing, try to help!

 

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