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Benoni Defense game with Denis (The Ancient Brit) Page

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    • Benoni Defense game with Denis (The Ancient Brit) Pagevar seo_sids = new Array();var seo_osids = new Array();More information on chess games, chess strategies and chess analysis can be found athttp://MikeSeroveyOnChess.com.Welcome to my Benoni Defense game with Denis (TheAncient Brit) page!On this page I have posted my game where I played the BenoniDefense against Denis (The Ancient Brit) at Stan’s NetChess.This game includes analysis and diagrams. I was actually playing against his chess software,named Dave, at a 1792 rating level. Denis is 68 years old and is from “Bangor, Gwynedd, NorthWales, the land of castles, mountains and long place names. Five miles from here is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndr obwllllantysiliogogogoch! Known as Llanfair P.G. to the locals.”Denis also states, “Because of the way the mountains deflect the warm Gulf Stream air, wehave palm trees growing in Bangor. We also have a annual rainfall of 90 inches. The hottest ithas been here in the last five years is 75F.” I learn something new every day![Event "Game 287787"][Site "Stans NetChess"][Date "2004.12.19"][Round "?"][White "The Ancient Brit"][Black "mserovey"][Result "0-1"]1. d4 c5 2. e3 Nf6 3. dxc5 Qa5+ 4. c3 Qxc5 5. Nh3 d5 6. Nf4 Bg4 7. Qa4+ Bd78. Qb4 Qxb4 9. cxb4 e5 10. Nd3 e4 11. Ne5 Bxb4+ 12. Bd2 Bxd2+ 13. Nxd2 Nc6 14.Nxc6 Bxc6 15. Rc1 O-O 16. Nb3 Rac8 17. Nd4 Bd7 18. Rc3 Rxc3 19. bxc3 Rc8 20. Bb5Rxc3 21. Kd2 Ra3 22. Rc1 Rxa2+ 23. Ke1 g6 24. Bxd7 Nxd7 25. Kf1 Ne5 26. Rc2 Rxc227. Nxc2 a5 28. Ke2 b5 29. Nd4 b4 30. f4 exf3+ 31. gxf3 f5 32. f4 Nc4 33. Nc6Kf7 34. Kd1 b3 35. Kc1 a4 36. Nd4 b2+ 37. Kb1 a3 38. Nf3 Nxe3 39. Ka2 Nc4 40.Ng5+ Kg7 41. Nf3 d4 42. Nxd4 Nd2 43. Kxa3 b1=Q 0-11. d4 c5 1 / 12
    • Benoni Defense after 1… c5I played this move order to try to get White to advance the d Pawn and avoid some of thosegoofy lines in which White never plays c4. I’m wanting to transpose into either the SicilianDefense or the Benko Gambit. I never really got either one!2. e3 Nf6 3. dxc5Benoni Defense after 3. dxc5At this point I’m trying to decide if I should play the Queen to a5+ or e6 to recapture my Pawn. 2 / 12
    • This looks like a Réti Opening in reverse. If 3… e6 4. b4 a5 5. bxa5 Qxa5+ I end up withsomething similar to what I actually played. I didn’t like moving my Queen twice in the early partof the opening but played it anyway.Qa5+ 4. c3 (Nc3 is better because it develops a piece.) Qxc5 5. Nh3 d5Benoni Defense after 5… d5At this point Black has a slight lead in development and the Knight on f6 is better placed thanthe one on h3. Knights belong in the Center where they have 8 squares they can go to insteadof just 4 on the edge of the board. Also, a Knight on the edge of the board does not influencethe Center at all! 6. Nf4 (Moves the Knight twice before developing another piece.White gets behind in development because of mistakes like this one.) Bg4 7.Qa4+ Bd7 3 / 12
    • Benoni Defense after 7… Bd7At this point The White Knight has moved twice and the Black Bishop has also moved twice.Black is still OK because now the White Queen has to move again and Black gains anothertempo.8. Qb4? (Doubles a Pawn.) Qxb4 9. cxb4 e5Benoni Defense after 9… e5Now, Black is attacking both the doubled Pawn on b4 and the Knight on f4. White has to move 4 / 12
    • that Knight for a third time before completing “his” development.10. Nd3 e4 11. Ne5 (Fourth time this Knight has moved. The same thinghappened in the other game against this program!) Bxb4+ 12. Bd2Benoni Defense after 12. Bd212… Nc6 is also playable. Capturing on d2 does allow White to develop a piece but would still beplayed after 12… Nc6 13. Nxc6 (Leaving the Bishop on b4 now unprotected.) Bxd2+Bxd2+ 13. Nxd2 Nc6 14. Nxc6 5 / 12
    • Benoni Defense after 14. Nxc6In closed positions knights are usually better than bishops. However, in most endgames bishopsare stronger. Capturing on d7 may have been better here.Bxc6 15. Rc1 O-O 16. Nb3 Rac8 17. Nd4 Bd7Benoni Defense after 17… Bd7White still lags behind in development! I’m willing to trade rooks here in order to gain control ofthe open c file. 6 / 12
    • 18. Rc3? Rxc3! (Now White has an isolated Pawn on c3 and I can develop myother Rook on the c file and attack this Pawn.) 19. bxc3 Rc8Benoni Defense after 19… Rc820. Bb5 Rxc3 21. Kd2 Ra3 22. Rc1 Rxa2+ 23. Ke1 g6Benoni Defense after 23… g6Now Black has a position that resembles the Kings Indian Defense. Black is up two passedQueenside pawns and a Center Pawn. 7 / 12
    • 24. Bxd7 Nxd7 25. Kf1? (This move does nothing and move the King away fromthe Center. We are in an endgame now so both kings belong in the Center.) Ne526. Rc2 Rxc2 27. Nxc2 a5Benoni Defense after 27… a5Passed pawns must be pushed! I thought about 27… Ng4 trying to win a Pawn but realized thatpawn grabbing here is not the best strategy. I decided to tie White to defending against thepassed pawns queening and then to go after the Kingside pawns.28. Ke2 b5 29. Nd4 b4 30. f4 8 / 12
    • Benoni Defense after 30.f4Here Black has a choice between capturing en passant (which I did) or moving the Knight one5. I realized that the backward Pawn on d5 was weak, either way, so I decided to give myKnight a little more time on e5 and not worry about the d Pawn. White will be tied up for a whilewith those two passed Queenside pawns.exf3+ 31. gxf3 f5 (To prevent, or delay, e4.)32. f4 Nc4 33. Nc6 Kf7Benoni Defense after 33… Kf7 9 / 12
    • The Black King needs to be in the Center to prepare for attacking the Kingside pawns and torestrict the movements of the White Knight.34. Kd1 b3 35. Kc1 a4Benoni after 35… a4Now the Black Knight is free to move if necessary. The White Pawn on e3 is now hanging.36. Nd4 b2+ 37. Kb1 a3!Benoni Defense after 37… a3! 10 / 12
    • White cannot defend the e Pawn here. We both missed 38… Nd2+!! 39. K-any b1=Q38. Nf3 Nxe3 39. Ka2 Nc4 40. Ng5+ Kg7 41. Nf3 d4!Benoni Defense after 41… d4I finally saw the idea that I missed earlier! Black is daring White to take the Pawn on d4 so thatthe Black Knight can go to d2 to support the Pawn that will Queen on b1.42. Nxd4 Nd2 43. Kxa3 b1=Q 0-1 11 / 12
    • Benoni Defense after 43… b1=Q (Final position) If 44. Ne6+ Kh6 45. Ka4 Qa2+ winning the Knight. If 44. Ka4 Qa1+ winning the Knight. Back to the Benoni Defense Page More information on chess games, chess strategies and chess analysis can be found at http://MikeSeroveyOnChess.com. More chess information can be found at... Benoni Defense game with Denis (The Ancient Brit) Page 12 / 12Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)