My Chess Game Collection #87. Nimzowitsch Defense: Kennedy, Linksspringer Variation

in The Chess Community4 years ago (edited)

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Click and watch the game in GIF file! I played with Blacks on 03/08/2020. Blacks built up positional strength and could have finished the game faster, however, there was a missed opportunity. Regardless, Blacks prevailed.

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Nimzowitsch Defense: Kennedy, Linksspringer Variation

1.e4 e5 2.d4 Nc6 3.d5 Nd4 4.Ne2 Nxe2 5.Bxe2 Bc5 6.O-O d6 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.Bg5 O-O 9.Bxf6 Qxf6 10.Bf3 c6 11.dxc6 bxc6 12.a4 Be6 13.Ne2 Rad8 14.c3 d5 15.b4 Bb6 16.a5 Bc7 17.exd5 cxd5 18.Qc2 e4 19.Bh5 Bxh2+ 20.Kxh2 Qh4+ 21.Kg1 Qxh5 22.Ng3 Qh4 23.Rae1 Rd6 24.Re3 f5 25.Nh1 f4 26.Ree1 Bf5 27.g3 Qh3 28.Qd2 Rh6 29.f3 fxg3 30.Qg2 Qxg2+ 31.Kxg2 Bh3+ 32.Kxg3 Bxf1 33.Rxf1 exf3 34.Nf2 Rg6+ 35.Ng4 h5 36.Rxf3 hxg4 37.Rd3 Rg5 38.b5 Rb8 39.Kf4 Rg6 40.Rxd5 g3 41.c4 g2 42.Rd1 g1=Q Whites resigned

 4 years ago (edited)

Nice game with active center play! :)

What I noticed:

  • After 3. ... Nd4 white should play 4. c3 to cath the knight!
  • After 15. b4 you can play 15. ... dxe4! as the rook at d8 attacks the white queen!
  • Even better than 19. ... Bxh2+ would have been 19. ... Qg5, and the white bishop is lost.
  • Instead of 25. Nh1 white may try 25. f4.
  • Instead of 29. ... fxg3 you could have checkmated in two moves: 29. ... Qxh1+ 30. Kf2 Rh2#.

Here I stopped watching, as anyway your postion was clearly won.

Actually, a proper pgn file would easier to watch (as one can import it into any chess data base) than an animated gif which one cannot stop when some thinking is required.

Thanks for watching and analyzing. It encourages me to play more! I have never used a pgn file. I will see if I can place one in my next post, but I would like to know how you open such a file.

I would like to know how you open such a file.

A normal text editor does the job, but of course the best way is to use any chess software to open it as an easy way to replay a chess game.

For more information read here. :)

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