Welcome to my Réti / Kings Indian Attack (ECO A07) game with diegogac page!

On this page I have posted one my chess games in The Kings Indian Attack.

The game includes analysis and diagrams. This game is one of the fastest and easiest wins that I have had in a long time. My opponent is named Diego and he is from Manizales, Columbia. My rating at the start of the game was 1533 and it was 1547 after the game was won.

[Event “ICC 60 0”]
[Site “Internet Chess Club”]
[Date “2007.07.24”]
[Round “3”]
[White “OnGoldenPawn”]
[Black “diegogac”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ICCResult “Black resigns”]
[WhiteElo “1533”]
[BlackElo “1488”]
[Opening “Réti: King’s Indian attack (Barcza system)”]
[ECO “A07”]
[NIC “QP.09”]
[Time “23:01:47”]
[TimeControl “3600+0”]

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 Bf5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 e5 6. Nbd2 Bc5 7. Nh4 Be6 8.
e4 O-O 9. exd5 Bxd5 10. Nb3 Bb6 11. Be3 Nd4 12. Nxd4 exd4 13. Bg5 Qd6 14.
Bxf6 Bxg2 15. Bxg7 Kxg7 16. Nf5+ {Black resigns} 1-0

Online Chess Game
ICC
Game Played 24 July 2007
White: Mike Serovey (1533) Black:
diegogac (1488)

1. Nf3 d5

Kings Indian Attack after 1... d5.

Kings Indian Attack after 1… d5.

I normally play 2. c4 here and go into the normal Réti lines. Here, I decided to play the Kings Indian Attack.

2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 Bf5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 e5 6. Nbd2 Bc5

Kings Indian Attack after 6... Bc5.

Kings Indian Attack after 6… Bc5.

Black’s setup is typical of what I see beginners play against openings that they don’t know. In theory there is nothing wrong with Black’s setup and it did prevent me from playing what I originally had in mind here. If now 7. Re1 to get in 8. e4 Black can play 7… e4 messing up my plans. I also looked at playing 7. c4 here but decided to stay with the Kings Indian Attack.

7. Nh4 Be6 8. e4 O-O

Kings Indian Attack after 8... 0-0.

Kings Indian Attack after 8… 0-0.

Black has a slight lead in development here as White has moved his King’s Knight twice and has yet to move his Queen’s Bishop. Also, that Bishop is blocked in by the Knight at d2. Black is playing according to classical theory and has occupied the Center with pieces and pawns. White is playing according to hyper modern theory and is now trying to undermine Black’s center by attacking it from the wings.

9. exd5 Bxd5 10. Nb3 Bb6 11. Be3

Kings Indian Attack after 11. Be3.

Kings Indian Attack after 11. Be3.

White now has both of his bishops aimed at Black’s queenside. Black can now easily take either one of White’s bishops but instead decided to trade knights on d4 here. The pawn at d4 blocks the diagonal of Black’s Bishop on b6 and thus makes playing f4 for White a lot easier.

Nd4 12. Nxd4 exd4 13. Bg5 Qd6

Kings Indian Attack after 13... Qd6.

Kings Indian Attack after 13… Qd6.

Black’s last move broke the pin on the Knight at f6 but didn’t stop White’s real threat. Now after 14. Bxf6 if Black plays 14… Qxf6?? then 15. Bxd5! winning a Bishop and if 14… gxf6 then Black ends up with doubled pawns and a weakened King’s position. Black played his best move here, but is still loses a pawn.

14. Bxf6 Bxg2 15. Bxg7!

Kings Indian Attack after 15. Bxg7!

Kings Indian Attack after 15. Bxg7!

Although I was hoping for 15… Kxg7?? which allows 16. Nf5+! forking the King and Queen I was expecting 15… Bxf1 16. Bxf8 Rxf8 17. Qxf1 and White is up a pawn and has an OK position.

Kxg7?? 16. Nf5+! 1-0

Kings Indian Attack after 16. Nf5+! (Final position).

Kings Indian Attack after 16. Nf5+! (Final position).

Black resigned because he was going to lose the exchange. Play could have continued with 16… Kg8 17. Nxd6 Bxf1 18. Qxf1 cxd6 and White has a Queen and pawn for a Rook and Bishop. White would have the better pawn structure because Black would have doubled pawns on the d file and isolated pawns at f7 and h7. White would be slightly better but Black would still have a defendable position.

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