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Loek van Wely vs John Nunn
"Loek b4 You Leap" (game of the day Jun-21-2014)
Hoogovens (1992), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-11
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Bayonet Attack (E97)  ·  1-0
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Jan-31-13  morphyesque: Bayonette Attack - Blueprint Notes for White:
1.9.b4 the critical bayonette attack variation - leave the knight on f3 - (do not retreat to E1 or D2 just yet).See my note 4 below. 2.9....Nh5 the modern line for black.Both 9....Ne8/Nd7 allow c5 and an initiative by white. 3.It is important to play 10.g3 to keep out the black N from f4. 4.Now when the inevitable 10....f5 is played by black white has 11.Ng5 threatening the nuance on e6 and Nd5 if black exchanges with his light sq. bishop.(see my note 1 above). 5.It is important to support the e4 pawn by 12.f3 and get the white K off the g1/a7 diagnol while defending his K side pawns by 13.Kg2 6.17.a4 an amazing resource keeping the initiative.Black's Q is threatened with a5+Nc7 hence black must make a retreat sq.for her on f6. 7.21.g4 A quiet & subtle move which neutralises any black attack down the f file while ensuring complete white K safety. 8.24.Ra2 avoids any tricks down the A1/H8 diagnol & preparing to double on the D file protecting his precious passed d pawn. 9.26....e4 now black's dark sq. battery bites on air. 10.If 31....Nxf3 & wholesale exchanges on this sq.,white obtains an easily won ending.e.g.32.Bxg7+ Kxg733.Rxf3 Qxf3+ 34.Qxf3 Rxf3 35.Kxf3 Rf8+ 36.Kg3 etc. 11.33.Qc1 preventing forks by ..Ne3 and further tricks.After black's next move,white is a bishop & pawn up with a potential extra Q courtesy of his passed d pawn. A model game by van Wely.Nunn later admitted he could not find any way to neutralise white's initiative.
Feb-03-13  morphyesque: There is another leading game illustrating white's strategy in the Bayonette attack which is Miles vs Shirov 1992 which readers can check.
Jun-21-14
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  morfishine: 22...Qd6 needed to be tried
Jun-21-14  JohnBoy: Here's the game referred to by <m'esque>.

Miles vs Shirov, 1992

Jun-21-14
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  Domdaniel: At his best Nunn was able to whip up terrifying complications -- but here van Wely never gives him the chance. Impressive.
Jun-21-14
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  perfidious: <Dom> Was playing the Black side of the KID at the time and preferred 9....c5 instead; never cared for lines such as this where the standard kingside bash never got off the ground and White had a free hand Over There. Quite liked such positions as White, though, the few times I went in for the Classical lines.
Jun-21-14
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  kevin86: Who stole my bishop?
Jun-21-14  Conrad93: It would have been a GOTD if Nunn had won.

He is the one always creating beautiful positions.

Jun-21-14  Conrad93: I like 9...Ne8 better.
Jun-21-14  Tigranny: Amazing game with the Bayonet Attack, my favorite opening with White.
Jun-22-14  WDenayer: It's interesting to look at this old game. There has been a time that the bayonet was so strong that almost everyone was playing it. It was extremely strong in the hands of Kramnik. Now the bayonet is not seen much anymore because ways for Black to defend have been found. And so, we see a lot of other systems these days, the Saemisch made a come back, the Petrosian, the g3 variation and Black is suffering is some of those. The main lines with no 9.b4 are being played too and it's clear that Black is suffering in more than one of those. I am happy that I do not play the KID. It looks like an enormous amount of work to keep up with the theory.
Sep-07-14  Tigranny: <WDenayer> Can you give me examples of how Black defends against the Bayonet successfully, without any mistakes on the White side? Sometimes I've found it interesting to try the classical lines with 9.Ne1 but never have in my own quick games.
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