Class A Andrew Guo vs Expert Nicolas De La Colina In Space Coast Open Saturday Night Leningrad Dutch Fight

After a busy day that involved much writing the Warrior was badly in need of an Armchair. After going for a walk and dinner a chair with arms was settled into and the radio was tuned to 90.1 WABE FM in time for another Saturday night with H. Johnson and Jazz Classics. Next came surfin’ the myriad Chess websites looking for games of interest. One was found and the entire evening was spent following one game sans annotations, and that game follows. Two websites were used in the viewing, and Too tired to go over the annotations provided by LiChess after the game they were checked them out with coffee this morning. As usual I will add what was found concerning the opening only, so you must go to ( to obtain the game annotated by Stockfish 14+ NNUE. And what a game it was, what with all the surprising moves played by the combatants. Many times the response, at least in my mind, was, “Humm…didn’t see that one coming!”

Andrew Guo 1842 vs Nicolas De La Colina 2142
27th Space Coast Open
ECO: A88 Dutch, Leningrad, main variation with c6

  1. d4 f5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nf3 g6 4. g3 Bg7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Nc3 c6 8. Qc2 Na6 9. a3 Qc7 10. Bf4 Nh5 11. Bd2 e5 12. dxe5 dxe5 13. e4 f4 14. b4 Bg4 15. Ne2 Rad8 16. Rad1 Qc8 17. Kh1 Nc7 18. Neg1 Ne6 19. Bc3 Nd4 20. Bxd4 exd4 21. Qd3 c5 22. Rd2 b6 23. Re1 Bh6 24. Rc2 Qc7 25. bxc5 bxc5 26. Ne2 fxg3 27. hxg3 Be3 28. fxe3 Bxf3 29. Nf4 Nxg3+ 30. Kg1 dxe3 31. Nd5 Qe5 32. Qxe3 Bxg2 33. Rxg2 Nh5 34. Qxc5 Rf7 35. Qe3 Nf4 36. Nxf4 Qxf4 37. Qxf4 Rxf4 38. c5 Rc8 39. Rc2 Kf7 40. c6 Ke6 41. Rc4 Rc7 42. Rd1 Rf8 43. Rc5 Rfc8 44. Rdc1 Kd6 45. Rd5+ Ke6 46. Rdc5 Rb8 47. R1c3 Rb2 48. R3c4 Kd6 49. Rd5+ Ke6 50. Rdc5 Kd6 51. Rd5+ Ke6 52. Rdc5 1/2-1/2!27th-space-coast-open-2022/-1479615190
  1. d4 f5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nf3 g6 (Stockfish 14.1 @depth 50 plays 3…e6. The ChessBaseDataBase shows Stockfish 15 @depth 40 will play 3…d6, as in Leningrad style…) 4. g3 (SF 14.1 prefers 4 Nc3) 4…Bg7 5 Bg2 (This is weird…Stockfish 14.1 @depth 42 will play either 5 Bg2 or 5 Nc3. I kid you not…) 5…0-0 (SF 14.1 will play 5…d6 and so should you) 6. 0-0 d6 (SF 14.1 prefers 6…c6. Well blow my hole open!) 7 Nc3 c6 8 Qc2 (SF 250322 @depth 54 will play the game move, but SF 100221 @depth 47 plays 8 Qb3; SF 14 @depth 51 will play 8 Bg5. The CBDB contains only 9 games with the move 8 Bg5 and White has only scored 39%) 8…Na6 9 a3 (Fritz 16 plays this move, but SF 14 And Houdini both play 9 Rb1) 9…Qc7 (Three different Stockfish programs prefer 9…Nc7) 10 Bf4 (This move is a TN. Fritz 13, SF 14, and Houdini all prefer 10 b4)

Miguel Najdorf vs Jorge Pelikan
Event: ARG-ch sf-A
Site: Mar del Plata Date: ??/??/1968
Round: 3
ECO: A88 Dutch, Leningrad, main variation with c6
1.d4 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nf3 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 d6 6.Nc3 O-O 7.O-O c6 8.Qc2 Na6 9.a3 Qc7 10.Bg5 e5 11.dxe5 dxe5 12.b4 Nh5 13.Bc1 ½-½

Nachum Salman (2215) vs David Sprenkle (2325)
Event: Midwest Masters
Site: Chicago Date: ??/??/1985
Round: 2
ECO: A88 Dutch, Leningrad, main variation with c6
1.d4 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.g3 O-O 6.Bg2 d6 7.O-O c6 8.Qc2 Na6 9.a3 Qc7 10.b4 e5 11.dxe5 dxe5 12.Bb2 e4 13.Nd4 Qf7 14.Na4 Nc7 15.f3 exf3 16.exf3 Ne6 17.Ne2 f4 18.g4 h5 19.h3 Nd7 20.Bxg7 Qxg7 21.Rad1 Ne5 22.Rd2 hxg4 23.hxg4 Ng5 24.Rd6 Be6 25.Nb2 Rae8 26.Nd4 Nef7 27.Nxe6 Nxe6 28.Rd2 Nd4 29.Qa4 Qe5 30.Nd1 Ne2+ 31.Kf2 Ng3 32.Rg1 Qe2+ 0-1

Ishaq Saeed (2411) vs RaunakSadhwani (2603)
Event: 4th Sharjah Masters 2021
Site: Sharjah UAE Date: 09/21/2021
Round: 5.16
ECO: A88 Dutch, Leningrad, main variation with c6
1.d4 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 d6 4.Nf3 g6 5.g3 Bg7 6.Bg2 O-O 7.O-O c6 8.Qc2 Na6 9.a3 Qc7 10.b4 e5 11.dxe5 dxe5 12.e4 f4 13.Bb2 Nh5 14.Ne2 Bg4 15.h3 Bxf3 16.Bxf3 Nf6 17.Rad1 Rae8 18.c5 Qc8 19.Kh2 Rf7 20.Qc4 Re7 21.Rd6 Qf8 22.gxf4 Ne8 23.Rd8 exf4 24.Nd4 Bf6 25.Rc8 Nac7 26.Rg1 Kh8 27.Ba1 Be5 28.a4 Qg7 29.b5 Qf6 30.b6 axb6 31.cxb6 Ne6 32.Nxe6 Rxe6 33.Bxe5 Rxe5 34.Rd1 Kg7 35.Qd4 Rfe7 36.Qd8 Qf7 37.Rd2 h5 38.Rd1 Kh6 39.Qd4 Qe6 40.Rd8 g5 41.Rg1 c5 42.Qd1 Qf7 43.a5 c4 44.a6 bxa6 45.Qd4 Qe6 46.Rb1 Rb7 47.Rd5 Rxd5 48.exd5 Qf6 49.Qxf6+ Nxf6 50.d6 Rb8 51.b7 Kg6 52.Ra1 g4 53.Bc6 c3 54.Rc1 Kf5 55.Rxc3 Ke6 56.Rd3 Nd7 57.hxg4 Ne5 58.Bd5+ Kxd6 59.Rd1 hxg4 60.Kg2 Kc7 61.Rc1+ Kb6 62.Re1 Nd3 63.Re6+ Kc5 64.Be4 Nb4 65.Rf6 a5 66.Rf5+ Kb6 67.Rf6+ Ka7 68.Rf5 f3+ 69.Kg3 Kb6 ½-½


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