chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Adithya Balasubramanian vs Bjorn Thorfinnsson
"Bjorn in the USA" (game of the day Jul-02-2019)
Millionaire Chess (2014), Las Vegas, NV USA, rd 6, Oct-11
King's Indian Attack: Yugoslav Variation (A07)  ·  0-1
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 358 more games of B Thorfinnsson
sac: 17...Nxe4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some games have photographs. These are denoted in the game list with the icon.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: This is another "for the pun of it" game. An overmatched 13-year-old plays the Reti (yet another mislabeled KIA crammed in this database) and struggles to find a second plan, giving away tempos. Black played down the exchange and dominated the ending.

Both players struggled in the tournament. Wesley So and Ray Robson finished atop the leaderboard in the Open section. FTB did not make it out to LV that year.

Jul-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: Black's Bg4 approach is popular for dealing with kingside fianchettoes. Here is a dry but fast moving video explaining move variables:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5j...

Jul-02-19  dumbgai: It says white was born in 1991, which would make him 23 years old at the time of the game, not 13.
Jul-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: <dumbgai> Ol' FTB's math blundered a decade!?? That's gotta be the worst move of the day. Over 21 makes a big difference for Vegas fun (although FTB does not recommend partaking in vices, "to each his own").

One player from India, the other from Iceland made the long trip to Lost Wages. Let's hope they both got to play more than three games, meet Elvis, and made it back home with some travel money in their pocket.

Jul-02-19  ajile: The standard defense against the KIA is to play ..Bg4 and then exchange this bishop for the knight and then build a light squared pawn chain. So far I haven't seen a decent reply to this idea that gives White ANY advantage.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Reti
from K's Indian Attk & Mislabels by fredthebear
July 2: Bjorn in the USA
from Game of the Day 2019 by Phony Benoni
Bjorn Again DIRP!
from DIRP! by Phony Benoni


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC