GW-KW, Point Count Chess Raw Discussion, File #7:
Part of the Advanced Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 2)

Game 2, with GW's Comments, Attempting to Understand
Control of the Center
[June 5th 2011]

(KW, June 3rd) Let's look at another example from a game with my son (fatjonny, although he is anything but fat; he does rock climbing, jogging, volleyball, and other sports regularly, and his upper body shows it).

My handle is KnightBishop (I am a night owl, and I have been a pastor for over 35 years, although now I am a financial planner - semi retired. So KnightBishop seems as close as I can get to some of my qualities in the chess world.). I think it illustrates Weak Square Complexes, as well as Planning and Control of the Center.


[Event "Casual game,"]
[Site "Lichess, Online"]
[Date "2011.05.19"]
[Round "?"]
[White "fatjonny (1200)"]
[Black "KnightBishop (1200)"]
[Result "0-1"]
[PlyCount "66"]

1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nc6 3. f4 Nf6 4. g3 Bg4 5. Nf3 e6 6. h3 Bf5 7. Nc3 Bb4 8. Bd2 O-O 9. Bd3 Bxc3 10. Bxc3 Ne4 11. g4 Bg6 12. Qe2 a6 13. Ne5 Nxe5 14. dxe5 Qh4+ 15. Kd1 Nf2+ 16. Kd2 Nxh1 17. Qe1 Qxh3 18. Qxh1 Qxh1 19. Rxh1 Bxd3 20. cxd3 c5 21. d4 c4 22. b3 b5 23. a4 cxb3 24. a5 Rfc8 25. f5 Rc4 26. Rc1 b4 27. Bb2 Rac8 28. f6 Rc2+ 29. Rxc2 Rxc2+ 30. Kd3 Rxb2 31. fxg7 Rg2 32. g5 b2 33. g6 b1=Q#

Commentary ...

Graham's Comments ...

(GW, June 5th) At this stage, you (Black) can't be certain what White will open with. But, with your years of experience, you'll have begun with some sort of plan as to how you intend to develop your army. What I'm interested in here is, did you manage to carry out your entire, original opening plan? Or, if certain elements of White's moves caused you to alter your plan(s), at which move or ply did this happen and how radical was the change of plan; how much of your original plan were you able to keep and actually carry out?

1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nc6
Black decides to use the Nimzovitch Defense, an all purpose defense. Up to this point, White has not declared his intentions, so Black is waiting to see which way White wants to go.

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