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22 Mar 2018

B18 Classical Caro-Kann: 4...Bf5 sidelines (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.f4)

B18 Classical Caro-Kann: 4...Bf5 sidelines (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.f4)

This is the 25th game in the series of 106 blitz games I played against Kojjootti at Chess.com. With this win I increased my lead so that the score was at this point 17 - 8. This is one of the rare games where the precision of the players is not shown, it is likely due to the fact that the game was pretty much decided on move 6 when my opponent played 6...f6.

[Event "Live Chess"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2016.07.19"] [Round "?"] [White "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Black "Kojjootti"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B18"] [WhiteElo "1826"] [BlackElo "1695"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 2.10 (30s)"] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. f4 {B18 Classical Caro-Kann: 4...Bf5 sidelines. LiveBook: 61 Games} f6 $146 {1.19/27} (6... e6 $11 {-0.11/26 keeps the balance.}) (6... Nf6 7. f5 (7. Nf3 e6 8. Bd3 Nbd7 9. c3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 c5 11. O-O cxd4 12. Nxd4 Bc5 13. Kh1 O-O 14. Be3 e5 15. fxe5 Nxe5 16. Qf5 Nfg4 17. Bg5 Be7 18. Ne6 Qd7 19. Bxe7 Qxe7 20. Nxf8 g6 21. Nxg6 hxg6 { Tarnowski, A-Roszkowski,J Sopot 1946 1-0 (33)}) 7... Bxf5 8. Nxf5 Qa5+ 9. Bd2 Qxf5 10. Nf3 Qc8 11. Bd3 e6 12. O-O Bd6 13. c3 Nbd7 14. Qe2 Qc7 15. Rae1 O-O-O 16. b4 Nd5 17. Ne5 N7f6 18. a4 Qe7 19. a5 Bxe5 20. dxe5 Nd7 21. Qf2 {Maderna, C-Gabarain,J Mar del Plata 1928 1-0 (45)}) (6... h5 7. h4 (7. Nf3 h4 8. f5 Bxf5 9. Nxf5 Qa5+ 10. Bd2 Qxf5 11. Bd3 Qe6+ 12. Kf2 Nd7 13. Re1 Qd6 14. Bg5 e6 15. Qd2 Be7 16. Bf4 Qb4 17. c3 Qb6 18. Ne5 Nxe5 19. Bxe5 Nf6 20. Kg1 O-O-O 21. Rf1 Rdg8 {Karklins,E-Cooper,T Illinois 1993 1/2-1/2}) (7. f5 Bxf5 8. Nxf5 Qa5+ 9. Bd2 Qxf5 10. Bd3 Qe6+ 11. Ne2 Nd7 12. c4 Ndf6 13. Qa4 Nh6 14. O-O-O Qd7 15. Qc2 e6 16. h3 g6 17. Bf4 Nf5 18. Bxf5 gxf5 19. Be5 Bg7 20. Nc3 Rc8 21. Rhe1 Kf8 { Puiggros,G-Foguelman,A Buenos Aires 1951 1-0 (45)}) 7... e6 8. Nf3 Nd7 9. Bd3 Ne7 10. c3 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 g6 12. Ne5 Bg7 13. Qf3 Nf6 14. Bd2 Qd5 15. Qe2 Nf5 16. Rh3 Rd8 17. Nxf5 gxf5 18. Rd3 Qe4 19. Re3 Qc2 20. Nd3 Ne4 21. Rc1 {Dueckstein, A (2350)-Garcia Palermo,C (2550) Vienna 1986 1/2-1/2 (39)}) 7. Bc4 {[#] And now f5 would win.} Nd7 8. f5 Bf7 $2 {7.08/24} (8... Bxf5 $16 {1.56/25} 9. Nxf5 Qa5+ 10. c3 Qxf5) 9. Bxf7+ $18 Kxf7 10. Qh5+ g6 11. fxg6+ hxg6 12. Qxh8 Bg7 13. Qh4 Nb6 14. Nf3 c5 15. O-O cxd4 16. Qxd4 Qc7 17. c3 Rd8 18. Qe4 Nd5 19. Re1 Qb6+ 20. Kh1 f5 21. Ng5+ Kf8 22. Ne6+ Kf7 23. Nxd8+ Qxd8 24. Qe6+ Kf8 25. Bg5 Ngf6 26. Rad1 Qc7 27. Rxd5 {White mates.} Nxd5 28. Qxd5 Bf6 29. Bxf6 exf6 30. Qe6 Qf7 31. Qc8+ Kg7 32. Re8 Qxa2 33. Qd7+ Kh6 34. Rh8+ Kg5 35. Qd2+ f4 36. Ne4+ Kf5 37. Nd6+ Kg5 38. h4+ Kg4 39. Qe2+ f3 40. Qxf3# 1-0

Here are two of the highest rated reference games I was able to find in my database.

[Event "FIDE-Wch k.o."] [Site "Las Vegas"] [Date "1999.08.13"] [Round "5.2"] [White "Polgar, Judit"] [Black "Khalifman, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B18"] [WhiteElo "2671"] [BlackElo "2628"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "1999.07.31"] [EventType "k.o."] [EventRounds "7"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "CBM 072"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1999.10.01"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. f4 e6 7. Nf3 Bd6 8. Be2 Ne7 9. Ne5 Bxe5 10. fxe5 c5 11. dxc5 Qxd1+ 12. Bxd1 Na6 13. O-O Nxc5 14. Bf3 Nc6 15. Bxc6+ bxc6 16. b3 Nd7 17. c4 a5 18. Ba3 Nxe5 19. Bb2 f6 20. Bxe5 fxe5 21. Rae1 Rf8 22. Rxe5 Rxf1+ 23. Nxf1 Ke7 24. Nd2 a4 25. Kf2 axb3 26. axb3 Kd6 27. Rg5 c5 28. Ke3 Rb8 29. h4 Rb7 30. Ne4+ Bxe4 31. Kxe4 Rxb3 32. Rxg7 h6 33. Rg6 Rc3 34. Rxh6 Rg3 35. h5 Rxg2 36. Rh8 Rg4+ 37. Kd3 Rd4+ 38. Kc3 Rh4 39. h6 Rh3+ 40. Kc2 Ke5 41. h7 Ke4 42. Kd2 1/2-1/2 [Event "Wch Blitz 5th"] [Site "Moscow"] [Date "2009.11.18"] [Round "29"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Karpov, Anatoly"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B18"] [WhiteElo "2719"] [BlackElo "2619"] [PlyCount "67"] [EventDate "2009.11.16"] [EventType "tourn (blitz)"] [EventRounds "42"] [EventCountry "RUS"] [EventCategory "19"] [SourceTitle "EXT 2010"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2009.11.30"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. f4 e6 7. h4 h5 8. Nf3 Nd7 9. Bc4 Nh6 10. Qe2 Nf5 11. Nxf5 Bxf5 12. c3 Be7 13. Be3 Bg4 14. O-O-O Nf6 15. Rde1 g6 16. Bd2 Qd7 17. Qf2 Bxf3 18. Qxf3 a5 19. a4 O-O 20. Qg3 Kg7 21. Re5 Ng4 22. Be2 Nxe5 23. fxe5 Rh8 24. Rf1 Raf8 25. Bd3 Qe8 26. c4 Qd8 27. Rf4 b5 28. axb5 cxb5 29. cxb5 Rh6 30. Kb1 Rhh8 31. Be4 a4 32. Bc3 Kh6 33. Qe3 g5 34. Rf6+ 1-0