|jim42078, Lord Ptarmigan|
|Sun Jan 20 2008 6:02PM | MsgID: 8471859|
The following position came up in a game that has now finished set up for king's gambit pratice. After the moves [[1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3/Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ne5 Hf6 6.d4 d6 7.Nd3 Nxe4 8.Bxf4 Bg7 9.c3 0-0 10.Nd2 Re8 11.Nxe4 Rxe4+ 12.Kf2 c5 13.g3 cxd4]] we had the following that, according to the chessworld database, has been played before (Harju-Green, email game 2001): Analyse position
The cited game continued 14.Bg2 Re8 15.c4 Nc6 16.Bd5 Ne5 17.Re1 Bf5 18.Nxe5 dxe5 19.Bg5 Qc7 20.Qb3 e4 21.Bf4 e3+ 22.Kg2 Be5 23.Qxb7 Qxb7 24.Bxb7 Rb8 25.Bc6 Rxb2+ 0-1.
My potential improvement ran 14.Qd2?! dxc3 15.bxc3 Nc6? (15. ...Qb6+! seems to win) 16.Bg2 Re8 17.Rhe1 Be6 18.Kg1 Analyse position
Aside from the indicated black improvement at move 15, from here is there any better black can do apart from 18. ..Qa5 19.Rac1 Qxa2 20.Rc2 Qa3 21.Bh6 Qa5 22.Bxg7 Kxg7 23.Rb2 Rab8 24.Reb1 h6 25.Bxc6 1-0 ?
Unfortunately, the missed win at move 15 means that this is little more than curiosity as to the soundness of my play in general. It looks impossible that white can win from move 14 onwards, and yet from move 16 to move 23 my opponent did nothing wrong but seemd to end up in a position where white is ready to move in for a kill. For example, 24. ...Nd8 25.Rb5 Qc7 26.Nf4 and white is suddenly on top.
Further, from move 9 what is white's preferred line of play if he wishes to make this whole opening worthwhile?
Playable game scores in this posting
Playable game #1