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5 Apr 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 e6 7.Nf3)

B18 Classical Caro-Kann: 4...Bf5 sidelines (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.f4 e6 7.Nf3)

This is the 35th game of the 106 games I played against Kojjootti at Chess.com. After this game the score was 23.5 - 11.5 in my favor. Below you can see the statistical look of the moves found in the LiveBook.

[Event "Live Chess"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2016.07.21"] [Round "?"] [White "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Black "Kojjootti"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B18"] [WhiteElo "1822"] [BlackElo "1696"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 2.10 (30s)"] [PlyCount "56"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. f4 e6 7. Nf3 {B18 Classical Caro-Kann: 4...Bf5 sidelines. LiveBook: 56 Games} c5 $2 {1.46/21 [#]} (7... Nf6 $11 {-0.16/26}) 8. c3 {0.65/26} (8. d5 $1 $16 {1.46/21}) 8... cxd4 $146 (8... a6 9. Bc4 Nf6 10. Qe2 Nc6 11. f5 Bh5 12. fxe6 fxe6 13. Nxh5 Nxh5 14. Ng5 g6 15. O-O Qe7 16. Rf7 Qd6 17. Bxe6 Be7 18. d5 Ne5 19. Rxe7+ Kxe7 20. Ne4 Qb6 21. Bg5+ Ke8 22. Nf6+ Nxf6 23. Qxe5 {Demirkesen,M (1494)-Tatar,I Kemer Antalya 2011 1-0}) (8... Nc6 9. Qa4 Bd6 10. Be3 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Nge7 12. Rd1 O-O 13. Nxc6 bxc6 14. Bd3 Nd5 15. Bc1 Qh4 16. O-O Bc5+ 17. Kh1 Bxd3 18. Rxd3 Nf6 19. Ne4 Ng4 20. Rh3 Qe7 21. Qxc6 Rac8 22. Qb5 f5 23. Nxc5 {Mross,P-Opocensky,K Munich 1941 1/2-1/2 (53)}) 9. Qxd4 {0.00/27} ({Better is} 9. Bb5+ $16 {0.88/21} Nc6 10. f5 (10. Nxd4 a6 $14) 10... exf5 11. Nxd4) 9... Qxd4 {The position is equal.} 10. Nxd4 Bc5 {0.56/24} (10... Nc6 $11 {0.00/26}) 11. Bb5+ Kf8 {0.90/27} ({Black should play} 11... Nd7 $14 {0.39/28}) 12. Be3 $36 {Hoping for Nxe6+! White has strong initiative.} Be7 {1.65/23} (12... Bb6 $16 {0.94/28}) 13. h4 { And now h5 would win.} h5 14. O-O-O {0.78/27} (14. f5 $142 {1.47/25} exf5 15. Ngxf5) 14... Nf6 {1.81/25} (14... Nh6 $16 {0.78/27}) 15. f5 $18 exf5 {3.20/25} (15... a6 $142 {1.79/26}) 16. Ndxf5 ({Weaker is} 16. Ngxf5 Nbd7 $16) 16... Ng4 $2 {9.54/25 [#]} (16... Bxf5 {3.28/29} 17. Nxf5 Na6) 17. Nxe7 Kxe7 18. Bc5+ Ke6 19. Rhe1+ Ne5 20. Bc4+ Kf6 21. Rf1+ Bf5 22. Rxf5+ Kg6 23. Rxe5 f6 24. Re7 Nc6 25. Bf7+ Kh7 26. Rxb7 Ne5 27. Bxh5 Rhe8 28. Bxe8 Rd8 {Precision: White = 55%, Black = 12%.} 1-0

This was the only game I was able to find in my reference database where both players were rated over 2500 and reached the position after 7.Nf3.

[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