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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Chess Opening Blunders

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                             Chess Opening Blunders

(1) Stepanjuk Borislav - Masenko Juri [D45]
Keiev (Ukraine) 2000

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.a3
[6.Qc2] 6...Bd6 7.b4 0-0 8.Bb2 Qe7 9.Qc2 Re8
10.h3 a6 Diagram

XABCDEFGHY
8r+l+r+k+(
7+p+nwqpzpp'
6p+pvlpsn-+&
5+-+p+-+-%
4-zPPzP-+-+$
3zP-sN-zPN+P#
2-vLQ+-zPP+"
1tR-+-mKL+R!
xabcdefghy
11.e4? Nxe4 12.Nxe4 dxe4 13.Qxe4 Bxb4+!
14.axb4 Qxb4+ Then the Bishop is picked up.


(2) Gehrig Ernst - Saboz Istvan [D47]
Salzbur (Austria) 1991

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c6 5.e3 Be7
[5...Nbd7] 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 Nbd7 8.0-0 Nb6
9.Bd3 c5 10.dxc5 Bxc5 11.e4 Diagram

XABCDEFGHY
8r+lwqk+-tr(
7zpp+-+pzpp'
6-sn-+psn-+&
5+-vl-+-+-%
4-+-+P+-+$
3+-sNL+N+-#
2PzP-+-zPPzP"
1tR-vLQ+RmK-!
xabcdefghy
11...0-0? 12.e5 Nfd5 13.Bxh7+ Kxh7 14.Ng5+ Kg6
15.Qd3+ f5 16.exf6+ Kxf6 17.Nce4+ And the
Bishop is picked up. 0-1


(3) Groffen Hans - De Wall Mark [D45]
Vlissingen (Netherlands) 1996

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7
6.Qc2 Bd6 7.g4 Nxg4 8.Rg1 h5 9.h3 Nh6 Diagram

XABCDEFGHY
8r+lwqk+-tr(
7zpp+n+pzp-'
6-+pvlp+-sn&
5+-+p+-+p%
4-+PzP-+-+$
3+-sN-zPN+P#
2PzPQ+-zP-+"
1tR-vL-mKLtR-!
xabcdefghy
10.Rxg7? [10.Bd2] 10...Qf6 Rook and Knight are
forked. 11.Rh7 Rxh7 12.Qxh7 Nf8 13.Qc2 Qxf3 0-1

(4) Shevelevich Evgeny - Koltsov Viktor [D45]
Cor (Russia) 1991

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c6 5.e3 Nbd7
6.Qc2 Bd6 7.Be2 0-0 8.0-0 Qe7 9.e4 dxe4 10.Nxe4
Nxe4 11.Qxe4 e5 Diagram

XABCDEFGHY
8r+l+-trk+(
7zpp+nwqpzpp'
6-+pvl-+-+&
5+-+-zp-+-%
4-+PzPQ+-+$
3+-+-+N+-#
2PzP-+LzPPzP"
1tR-vL-+RmK-!
xabcdefghy
12.c5? [12.dxe5] 12...exd4 13.Qxe7 Bxe7 14.Nxd4
Nxc5 0-1


(5) Hofmann Hans - Kanies Peter [D45]
Berlin (Germany) 1967

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c6 5.e3 Nbd7
6.Qc2 g6 7.b3 Bg7 8.Bd3 0-0 9.0-0 b6 10.cxd5
cxd5 11.e4 dxe4 12.Nxe4 Nxe4 Diagram

XABCDEFGHY
8r+lwq-trk+(
7zp-+n+pvlp'
6-zp-+p+p+&
5+-+-+-+-%
4-+-zPn+-+$
3+P+L+N+-#
2P+Q+-zPPzP"
1tR-vL-+RmK-!
xabcdefghy
Here if White captures Black Knight on e4 and attack
the a8-rook.But if White plays Qc6 then it will fork
the Knight as well as the a8-rook. Which move will be
beneficial for the White. 13.Qc6? [13.Bxe4 Ba6=]
13...Bb7! 14.Qxb7 Nec5 15.dxc5 Nxc5 16.Qc6
Bxa1