Thursday, April 12, 2012

R5 Saltorio vs Bersamina

Easter Cup
Meralco, Pasig City
White: Jefferson Saltorio
Black: Joseph Bersamina


rjsolcruz said...

Joseph's early ... g6 appears as the Accelerated Dragon Variation. However, Peton's Be2 and Be3 deployment makes this a Classical Variation by transposition; 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 g6 6 Be2 Bg7 7 Be3 Nc6 with the continuation 8 Qd2 or 8 Nb3; Megaranto vs Gomez in Singapore 2006, and Glek vs World Champion Khalifman in Moscow 1995.

In the Accelerated Dragon, the bishop goes to Bc4; Wang vs Malakov in Russia 2005, Polgar vs Kamsky in Buenos Aires 1994, and Ivanchk vs Polgar in Monaco 1994.

rjsolcruz said...

"The Dragon Variation is Black's most direct attacking schme in he Sicilian. The fianchettoed bishop on g7 exerts a powerful influence on the long diagonal, bearing down on the center and queenside." - De Firmian in Modern Chess Openings