Saturday, March 21, 2009



MERALCO, Pasig City

1 c4 f5 2 Nc3 Nf6

CHESS FUNDAMENTALS, "Bring out knights before bringing out bishops."

3 g3 e6 4 Bg2 Bb4
The set-up adopted by NM Gerry of Manila Sector is identified with the English Opening. On the other hand, Jay of Security used a sort of Dutch-Nimzo formation.

5 Qc2 O-O
THE CHESS PLAYER'S HANDBOOK, "It is mostly advisable to castle the King pretty early in the game, and to do so on the K's side, because he is less subject to an attack, and better able to repel one on that side than the other."

Castling reminds me of Proverbs 3:25, "You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the Lord is your security."

6 Nf3 Nc6 7 O-O BxN 8 QxB b6 9 d3 Bb7 10 b3 Qe8 11 Bb2 Qh5

12 Rad1 d6 13 d4 Ne7 14 Rfe1? Rae8 15 h3?
MIKHAIL TAL'S BEST GAMES OF CHESS, "One must always think twice before advancing the KRP like this, for the sudden thrust P-KKt4 (g4/g5) gains strength with additional target to hit."

15 ... Ne4 16 Qc1 g5 17 Nd2 g4 18 hxg4? Qxg4 19 f3 Qxg3 20 fxN fxe4 21 Nf1 Qf2+
MY SYSTEM, "The ideal which lies at the root of every operation in a file is the ultimate penetration by way of this file into the enemy's game, that is to say our 7th or 8th rank."

22 Kh1 Rf4 23 Nh2 Nf5!!! [0-1]
MASTERING THE CHESS OPENINGS, "From an outpost on a central file, a knight can exert considerable influence on several squares in the enemy position while maintaining defensive coverage."

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