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21 Nov 2017

C78 Spanish Game: Archangelsk and Möller Defences (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Bc5 5.c3 d6 6.d4 Bb6 7.d5 a6 8.Ba4)

C78 Spanish Game: Archangelsk and Möller Defences (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Bc5 5.c3 d6 6.d4 Bb6 7.d5 a6 8.Ba4)

This very short game was played in a team match called TMCL 2016 Div C4 Round 5 Obsessive Chess Disorder!! v The United States Chess Club. It was played on 36 boards and I played on board 10 for Obsessive Chess Disorder. From my two games I was only able to win the game you can view below, the other game I lost. We were able to win the match with a score of 47 - 25!! This game features only one position of interest and that can be seen after the move 5.c3. The position after White's 5th move signifies the opening called C64 Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Zukertort Gambit, though it is likely that in many sources Spanish Game is replaced with Ruy Lopez. Previously I had this game in a post that named after C64 Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Zukertort Gambit, but I had to move this game here due to the way I am doing the opening classification these days. One should never go for this line C78 Spanish Game: Archangelsk and Möller Defences with Black pieces, because the position is quite lost after 5...d6.

The problem with the move was that I could just reply with 6.d4 and there is no way for LangstonTillman to save the piece. If the bishop moves to b6, like it did in the game, then the move 7.d5 wins the knight due to the pin that would not have existed without the d-pawn's advance. LangstonTillman replied with 7...a6, but it did not help because there was no b5 to follow it up, because the bishop blocked the pawn on b7. It was really easy to play the game after that and the game was resigned by my opponent a few moves later.

[Event "TMCL 2016 Div C4 Round 5 Obsessive Chess"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2016.05.15"] [Round "?"] [White "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Black "LangstonTillman"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C78"] [WhiteElo "1818"] [BlackElo "1667"] [Annotator "Stockfish 8 64 POPCNT (30s), TV"] [PlyCount "21"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Bc5 5. c3 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Zukertort Gambit} d6 (5... O-O 6. d4 Bb6 7. Bg5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Modern Main Line}) 6. d4 Bb6 7. d5 a6 (7... O-O 8. dxc6 Nxe4 9. Qd5 {1-0 (9) Filev,G (2389)-Neichev,I Sofia 2010}) 8. Ba4 {C78 Spanish Game: Archangelsk and Möller Defences} Bxf2+ $146 (8... Bd7 9. dxc6 bxc6 (9... Bxc6 10. Bxc6+ bxc6 11. Bg5 h6 12. Bh4 O-O 13. Qa4 c5 14. Nbd2 Qe7 15. Nc4 Qe6 16. Bxf6 Qxf6 17. Nxb6 cxb6 18. c4 Rfb8 19. Qc2 b5 20. b3 b4 21. a3 a5 22. axb4 axb4 23. Qb2 Qf4 24. Qd2 {Kulovana,E-Burilova,P Czechia 2000 1-0}) 10. Bg5 (10. Qe2 O-O 11. Bg5 Re8 12. Nbd2 h6 13. Be3 Qe7 14. h3 Qe6 15. Bb3 Qe7 16. Rad1 Be6 17. Bxb6 cxb6 18. Bxe6 Qxe6 19. Nc4 b5 20. Nxd6 Red8 21. Nf5 Rxd1 22. Rxd1 Qxa2 23. Ne7+ Kf8 24. Nxc6 Rc8 {Zvereva,M (1632) -Rodha,A Durban 2014 1-0 (33)}) 10... O-O 11. Re1 h6 12. Be3 Re8 13. Bxb6 cxb6 14. Qxd6 Re6 15. Qd3 Qe7 16. Nbd2 Rd6 17. Qe2 b5 18. Bc2 Rd8 19. Rad1 Nh5 20. Nf1 Nf4 21. Qe3 Rg6 22. g3 Qe6 23. Nh4 {Attieh,W-Ghazi,H Beirut 2009 1-0 (39)}) (8... Nxe4 9. dxc6 bxc6 10. Bxc6+ {1-0 (10) Wodniak,S-Zawadka,P Polanica Zdroj 2012}) (8... Nxe4 9. dxc6 O-O $18) 9. Rxf2 b5 10. dxc6 bxa4 11. Qxa4 1-0