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16 Apr 2018

D00 1.d4 d5: Unusual lines (1.d4 Nf6 2.e3 d5)

D00 1.d4 d5: Unusual lines (1.d4 Nf6 2.e3 d5)

This game was played in a clan challenge at Red Hot Pawn, which was played between The White Hats and Star Trek on 2 boards. I played on board 1 for The White Hats and in addition to this loss, I drew my other game against krislewis63. Since the draw was not counted for the final result, the clan challenge finished with a score of 1 - 2 in favor of Star Trek.

[Event "Clan challenge"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2016.12.04"] [Round "?"] [White "krislewis63"] [Black "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D00"] [WhiteElo "2106"] [BlackElo "1878"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 2.10 (30s)"] [PlyCount "47"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 d5 {D00 1.d4 d5: Unusual lines} 3. f3 (3. Ne2 Bf5 4. Ng3 Bg6 5. h4 h6 6. Bd3 Bxd3 7. Qxd3 Nbd7 8. Nc3 c6 9. e4 e5 10. exd5 exd4 11. dxc6 bxc6 12. Qxd4 Bc5 13. Qc4 O-O 14. Kf1 Rb8 15. a3 Re8 16. Bf4 Bxf2 17. Bxb8 Qxb8 { Nemety,L (2235)-Lamoureux,C (2430) Paris 1994 0-1}) 3... e6 (3... Bd7 4. Nc3 e6 5. Qd3 c5 6. Bd2 Bd6 7. Nb5 Be7 8. e4 c4 9. Qe3 dxe4 10. Nc3 Qc7 11. fxe4 Ng4 12. Qh3 e5 13. Qg3 Bd6 14. d5 Bc5 15. Nb5 Bxb5 16. Qxg4 O-O 17. Bh6 g6 18. Bxf8 {Boyer,F (1200)-Cazal,J (1070) St Denis 2015 0-1 (33)}) 4. e4 $146 (4. a3 c5 5. c3 Bd7 6. Nd2 Nc6 7. b4 cxd4 8. exd4 Rc8 9. Ne2 Bd6 10. g3 Ne7 11. Bh3 O-O 12. Nb3 Ba4 13. Bg5 Ng6 14. Qd3 Bxb3 15. Bxf6 Qxf6 16. Rb1 Bc4 17. Qe3 Bxe2 18. Qxe2 Rxc3 {Tsoukas,T-Avsitidiysky,A Limassol 2009 0-1 (41)}) 4... dxe4 5. c3 exf3 6. Nxf3 Be7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. Qe2 {Black is better.} b6 9. O-O Bb7 10. Ne5 Nbd7 11. Bg5 h6 12. Nxd7 Nxd7 ({Reject} 12... Qxd7 $6 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Rxf6 $1 $11) 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Nd2 c5 15. Nb3 cxd4 16. Nxd4 Qc5 17. Rad1 e5 {0.09/27} ( 17... Qg5 $17 {-1.01/25} 18. Ba6 Bxa6 19. Qxa6 Nf6) 18. b4 $11 Qxc3 19. Nf5 $1 {[#] Black must now prevent Rc1.} Qxb4 $2 {5.68/27} (19... e4 $1 $11 {0.09/28 and Black has nothing to worry.} 20. Bxe4 Bxe4 21. Qxe4 Nf6) 20. Bc4 $1 $18 Qc5+ 21. Kh1 {Hoping for Qg4.} Rad8 22. Qg4 $1 {White mates.} g5 23. Qh5 Be4 24. Qg6+ {Precision: White = 77%, Black = 37%.} 1-0

There were only these two games by Bojan Kurajica to be found in my reference database, when I looked for games that reached the position after 2...d5 and where the players had a minimum rating of 2500.

[Event "Turin ol (Men) 37th"] [Site "Turin"] [Date "2006.05.27"] [Round "6"] [White "Kurajica, Bojan"] [Black "Winants, Luc"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D10"] [WhiteElo "2548"] [BlackElo "2530"] [PlyCount "51"] [EventDate "2006.05.21"] [EventType "team-swiss"] [EventRounds "13"] [EventCountry "ITA"] [SourceTitle "CBM 113"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2006.07.31"] [WhiteTeam "Bosna&Herzegovina"] [BlackTeam "Belgium"] [WhiteTeamCountry "BIH"] [BlackTeamCountry "BEL"] 1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Bd3 Bg4 5. Qb3 Qc7 6. Nc3 e6 7. Bd2 Nbd7 8. h3 Bh5 9. cxd5 exd5 10. f4 Bg6 11. f5 Bh5 12. Kf1 O-O-O 13. g4 Bxg4 14. hxg4 Nxg4 15. Nge2 Ndf6 16. Rc1 Re8 17. Rh3 Qd7 18. Ke1 Kb8 19. Na4 Ne4 20. Bxe4 Rxe4 21. Ng3 Re8 22. e4 Bd6 23. e5 f6 24. e6 g6 25. Ne2 Qg7 26. Rxc6 1-0 [Event "Guernsey op 34th"] [Site "Guernsey"] [Date "2008.10.23"] [Round "5"] [White "Kurajica, Bojan"] [Black "Hillarp Persson, Tiger"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D11"] [WhiteElo "2540"] [BlackElo "2543"] [PlyCount "38"] [EventDate "2008.10.19"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "7"] [EventCountry "GCI"] [SourceTitle "EXT 2009"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2008.11.26"] 1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Qb3 Qc7 7. Nc3 Bxf3 8. gxf3 e6 9. e4 Nc6 10. Bf4 Qd7 11. O-O-O Be7 12. Rg1 g6 13. Bh6 O-O-O 14. Kb1 Kb8 15. Bf4+ Ka8 16. Nb5 Rc8 17. Be5 Rhd8 18. Bh3 Na5 19. Qa4 a6 1/2-1/2