Welcome to my Gedult-Gunderam game with GMThomas page!
On this page I have posted one my chess games in which I played the White side of the Gedult-Gunderam Opening.
This is an unorthodox opening that gave many of my opponents fits. The game includes analysis and diagrams. I messed the opening up a little bit but was able to make a comeback. The ratings below are for each player at the end of this game. Mr. Thomas is not really a Grand Master. Mr. Thomas is from Copenhagen, Denmark.
[Event “Game 495676”]
[Site “Stan’s NetChess”]
1. f3 d5 2. c3 e5 3. e4 dxe4 4. Qe2 Nc6 5. fxe4 Nf6 6. Nf3 Be7 7. b4 a6 8. Na3
O-O 9. Nc4 Bg4 10. a4 b5 11. Ne3 Bxf3 12. gxf3 Rb8 13. axb5 axb5 14. Ra6 Qd7
15. Nf5 Rfe8 16. Bh3 1-0
Stan’s Net Chess
Game Played: 28 January 2011 to 10 February 2011
White: Mike Serovey (2326) Black: GMThomas (2365)
1. f3 d5 2. c3 e5
Black’s second move got me out of what was in my database of games on this opening and I realized then that I should have played the move order that begins with 1.d4. Playing 3.d4 was better here.
3. e4 dxe4
After 4. fxe4?? Qh4+! 5. Ke2 Qxe4+ 6. Kf2 Bc5+ White has some serious problems. No better is 5. g3?? Qxe4+ 6. Qe2 Qxh1 7. Qxe5+ Ne7 8. Ne2 Nc6 And White is down a Rook and can’t castle kingside.
4. Qe2 Nc6 5. fxe4 Nf6 6. Nf3 Be7
Black has the lead in development and a more sound position. I expected Black to play his Bishop to g4 at some point in order to pin my Knight at f3 to my Queen. I considered playing 7. g3 followed by 8. Bg2 and 9. O-O here but changed my mind. In this game I got away with leaving my King in the Center and lagging behind in development for a while. Sometimes, you can get away with breaking the rules in the opening.
7. b4 a6 8. Na3 O-O 9. Nc4 Bg4
Now, White pins the Knight at f3! In this case queenside expansion worked.
10. a4 b5 11. Ne3 Bxf3 12. gxf3 Rb8 13. axb5 axb5
Here is where White starts to gain a small advantage in spite of terrible opening play.
14. Ra6 Qd7 15. Nf5!
I Think that Black’s best move here is 15… Nd8.
Rfe8 16. Bh3! 1-0
Play could continue with 16… Kh8 17. Qg2 g6 18. Nxe7 Qxe7 19. Rxc6 leaving White up a Bishop.
Mike Serovey, MA, MISM