World Open, Game 1

[Event “World Open U 1800”]
[Site “Richmond”]
[Date “2019.07.05”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Mike C”]
[Black “Chloe Gaw”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D00”]
[WhiteElo “1741”]
[BlackElo “1577”]
[Annotator “Scholarship,Chess”]
[PlyCount “85”]

{This is round 1 of the 2019 World Open. I’ve been working on a variation of
the London. My opponent did not expect to get into it so early. As a result
this 9 yr old goes down 2 pawn from an opening trap and never gets back in the
game. Score 1-0-0} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 Nc6  world open 1-1

5. Nb5 {Can’t even give this any puncuation!} e5 6. Bxe5 Nxe5 7. dxe5 Ne4  {
This type of misguided ambition is going to cost her another pawn!} (7… Ng4
8. Nf3 a6 9. Nc3 d4 10. exd4 cxd4 11. Qxd4 Qxd4 12. Nxd4 Nxe5 13. O-O-O
Bc5 14. f4 Ng4 15. Bc4  {White will escape the fork by playing h1-e1 check.}
) 8. Qxd5 Qxd5 9. Nc7+ Kd8 10. Nxd5 Be6 11. Nf4 Bd7 12. Bc4 Ng5 13. Rd1 Ke8 14.
h4 Ne6 15. Ngh3

world open 1-2

h6 {My advantage was mainly static. By that I mean the material alone was the only advantage I had. This allows black to fall behind in development. You must develop when you are down or that’s strike 2!} (15… Be7 16. Nxe6 Bxe6 17. Bxe6 fxe6 18. Nf4 Kf7 19. Rd7 b5  { White is still winning but that tempo was worth a whole pawn.}) 16. Nxe6 Bxe6 17. Bxe6 fxe6 18. Nf4 Kf7 (18… Rc8 19. Nxe6 Rc6 20. Nf4 Rb6 21. b3 Ra6 22. a4
c4 23. Ke2 Be7 24. Nd5 Kf7 25. f4 ) 19. Rd7+ Be7

world open 1-3

20.Rxb7 (20. Rh3  {Development is an all game thing and must be done even when you have the advantage. The game would have been over faster with this move.}) 20… Rhb821. Rxb8 Rxb8 22. b3 c4 world open 1-4 23. Ne2  {This allows black a glimmer of hope. h4-h5! was a lot faster and stronger. What’s key is to see b8-b5 coming and not lose the pawn!} Rb5 24. f4 Ra5 25. a4 cxb3 26. cxb3 Rd5 27. Kf2 Rd2

world open 1-5 28. Rc1  (28. Kf3 g6 29. Rc1 Bd8 30. Nd4 Bb6 31. Nb5 Rd3 32. Rc3 ) 28… Bxh4+ 29. Kf3 Rd7 30. Nd4 Bd8 31. Rc6 Re7 32. b4 Bb6 33. Nb5 
{picking off the a pawn will be the nail in the coffin!} Ke8 34. a5 Bd8 35. Ra6
Kf8 36. Rxa7 Rxa7 37. Nxa7 Ke8 38. Nb5 Kd7 39. a6 Kc6 40. Nd4+ Kb6 41. Nxe6 Be7
42. b5 g6 43. e4world open 1-6  {They played for another 18 moves but its over!} 1-0 1 down 7 to go!  Enjoy!

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