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Sergei Movsesian vs Kacper Piorun
European Rapid Championship (2010) (rapid), Warsaw POL, rd 7, Dec-18
Scandinavian Defense: General (B01)  ·  1-0

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Jan-17-11  tonsillolith: At first <13. Bg5> seems like an odd move to me, because I'm too used to the rigid philosophy of moving each piece a minimal number of times before all pieces have been developed.

What is the purpose of this move? Why should it occur to me as a candidate move?

Jan-18-11
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  Sastre: I think the purpose of 13.Bg5 was to pin the knight on f6.
Jan-18-11  tonsillolith: <I think the purpose of 13.Bg5 was to pin the knight on f6.>

Ok, I do see that, but why pin the knight exactly on move 13 instead of trying to develop the queen's rook or the queen to a better spot?

Is it to weaken the d5 square so that <c5> can be responded to by <d5>?

Jan-18-11
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  Gilmoy: <tonsillolith: ... moving each piece a minimal number of times before all pieces have been developed.> Flexibly adjust to dogpile on your opponent's momentary weaknesses. Black has wasted four tempi himself: <4..Qd8 10..Qc8 11..Rd8> dubious plan <14..Re8>. After that, both sides have moved six pieces, but White's six have far more oomph and 5/8 of the board's vertical space.

More to the point, as of <11..Rd8> White's eye is instantly drawn to the smiting Nxf7. (If yours wasn't, study this game and about ten more like it -- that's what he did in his youth. Alternatively, lose <once> to that sac, and you'll never forget it again :)

So now he replans to see if he can make that work. And indeed, his next three moves <12.Re1 13.Bg5 14.Qe2> are exactly the prep he needs. Bonus: these are very good developing moves regardless, so even if Black defended perfectly, White would still have a good middlegame.

This is a fringe benefit of planting an Ne5. Admittedly, it's (very) rare that you actually get to ram home the Nxf7 sac. But that means that its true effect is to restrict Black's Rf8. Which, in turn, becomes a land mine buried along the Qc8-Rd8 plan: Black <must> resolve the center before White doubles on e6.

Ultimately, it suggests that Qc8-Rd8 is unsound. But heck, we knew that.

Jan-18-11
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  Sastre: If 13.Qd3 or 13.Rc1, then 13...Nbd7 prevents 14.Bg5 because of 14...Nxe5 15.Rxe5 Nd7. By playing Bg5 before Black had a chance to play Nbd7, White was able create the pin on the knight.
Feb-21-11  ll931110: I'm still unsure what White responds after 16...Kg6 instead of 16...Kf8?
Feb-22-11
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  GrahamClayton: <ll93110>I'm still unsure what White responds after 16...Kg6 instead of 16...Kf8?

<ll93110>,
I think that White would play 17.♘e4 putting more pressure on the f6-Knight and bringing another White piece across to the Kingside.

I looked at forcing moves like 17.h4 and 17.♗f6 but couldn't find a quick win.

Apr-26-16  ndg2: If black doesn't play 16...Kf8 but 16...Kg6 it's very soon mate in all variations after 17.Bf4:


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White threatens 18.Bh5+ Kxh5 19.Qf5+ with mate. After for example 17...Nf8 then 18.Be4+ Kh5 19.Qe5+ with mate or 17...Nc5 then 18.Bh5+ Kxh5 19.Re5+ Kg6 20.Rg5+ Kh6 21.Qf7 with threat Rh5# and mate.


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