Welcome to my King’s Indian Defense – Torre Attack (ECO A48) ICC online game with yacc!

On this page I have posted one my chess games in which I played the Black side of the King’s Indian Defense – Torre Attack.

Yacc is a computer program that plays online at ICC. I have not seen this program online recently so I do not know if it is still on ICC. I think that this is the only game in which I played the Black side of the Torre Attack.

[Event “ICC 20 20”]
[Site “Internet Chess Club”]
[Date “2004.07.01”]
[Round “-“]
[White “yacc”]
[Black “OnGoldenPawn”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ICCResult “White checkmated”]
[WhiteElo “1575”]
[BlackElo “1642”]
[Opening “King’s Indian: Torre attack”]
[ECO “A48”]
[NIC “QP.01”]
[Time “22:12:57”]
[TimeControl “1200+20”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e3 d6 6. Bc4 a6 7. O-O b5 8.
Be2 Bb7 9. Qd3 Nbd7 10. e4 c5 11. Rad1 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Nc5 13. Qe3 Nfxe4 14.
Nxe4 Nxe4 15. Bh6 Rc8 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Nxb5 axb5 18. Bxb5 Qa5 19. Bd3 d5
20. f3 Nc5 21. Qxe7 Nxd3 22. cxd3 Qc5+ 23. Qxc5 Rxc5 24. d4 Rc2 25. Rb1 Ba6
26. Rf2 Rfc8 27. Rxc2 Rxc2 28. a4 Rd2 29. b4 Rxd4 30. Rb2 Rc4 31. Kf2 d4 32.
a5 d3 33. Ke3 Rc2 34. Rxc2 dxc2 35. Kd2 f6 36. Kxc2 Kf7 37. Kb3 Ke6 38. Ka4
Kd6 39. b5 Bb7 40. a6 Ba8 41. b6 Kc6 42. Ka5 h5 43. g4 hxg4 44. fxg4 f5 45.
gxf5 gxf5 46. h4 f4 47. h5 f3 48. a7 f2 49. h6 f1=Q 50. h7 Qh1 51. h8=Q Qxh8
52. b7 Kxb7 53. Kb4 Kxa7 54. Kc5 Qe5+ 55. Kb4 Qd5 56. Kc3 Kb6 57. Kc2 Qd4
58. Kb1 Be4+ 59. Ka2 Qd3 60. Kb2 Bd5 61. Kc1 Kb5 62. Kb2 Kb4 63. Kc1 Bb3 64.
Kb2 Qc2+ 65. Ka1 Qa2# {White checkmated} 0-1

Online Game
ICC
White: yacc (1575) Black: Mike Serovey (1642)

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5

 

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 3. Bg5.

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 3. Bg5.

This is the beginning of the Kings Indian Defense – Torre Attack. Although I have played against it before, I rarely see it. Garbage like this is why I started to answer 1. d4 with 1… c5.

Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e3 d6 6. Bc4 a6

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 6... a6.

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 6… a6.

I don’t know what “book” is in this opening, but I have a position here that I like as Black. Black has completed Kingside development and has castled. The position looks even here so far.

7. O-O b5 8. Be2 Bb7

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 8... Bb7.

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 8… Bb7.

White has moved its light-squared bishop twice thus losing a tempo. Black has more space on the Queenside.

9. Qd3 Nbd7 10. e4 c5

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 10... c5.

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 10… c5.

Although black normally attacks on the Kingside in the Kings Indian Defense a Queenside attack here makes more sense. We now have a position that
resembles the Sicilian Dragon.

11. Rad1 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Nc5

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 12... Nc5.

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 12… Nc5.

I actually like this position better than most Dragon variations. The Knight is on c5 instead of c6 and attacks White’s Queen. Black has 3 pieces attacking the pawn on e4 and White only has 2 defending. The pawn falls.

13. Qe3 Nfxe4 14. Nxe4 Nxe4 15. Bh6

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 15. Bh6.

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 15. Bh6.

I don’t know if this is typical of the Kings Indian Defense – Torre Attack, but is is quite typical of one side to attack his opponent’s fianchettoed position. White wants to trade his “weak” Bishop for Black’s “strong” one. Losing the King’s Bishop will weaken the dark squares around Black’s King.

Rc8 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Nxb5!?

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 17. Nxb5!?

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 17. Nxb5!?

White sacrifices a Knight for two pawns which gives it a Queenside pawn majority. Those passed pawns on the Queenside are
compensation for the Knight and could lead to a won endgame.

axb5 18. Bxb5 Qa5!

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 18... Qa5!

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 18… Qa5!

Black now tries to win some of those passed Queenside pawns. Both the Bishop on B5 and the pawn on a2 are attacked. 19. a4 defends both. Also, the Rook on c8 attacks the pawn on c2.

19. Bd3 d5 (Black has to defend the Knight on e4 first.) 20. f3 Nc5

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 20... Nc5.

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 20… Nc5.

Black drops the pawn on e7 and continues to go after White’s Queenside pawns.

21. Qxe7 Nxd3 22. cxd3 Qc5+

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 22... Qc5+

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 22… Qc5+

Black decided to force the trade of Queens rather than go pawn gabbing.

23. Qxc5 Rxc5 24. d4 Rc2

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 24... Rc2.

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 24… Rc2.

This is the position that Black was playing for when forcing the Queen trade. The Queenside pawns will fall.

25. Rb1 Ba6 26. Rf2 Rfc8 27. Rxc2 Rxc2

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 27... Rxc2.

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 27… Rxc2.

This is an interesting position, one that would make a good endgame study. White has two connected passed pawns but is down 2 pawns versus a Bishop. White has his Rook behind one of the passed pawns. However, Black has his Rook on White’s second rank and a Bishop aimed near White’s
King. Black’s King can easily move to the Center while White’s King cannot.

28. a4 (Passed pawns must be pushed!) Rd2 29. b4 Rxd4

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 29... Rxd4.

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 29… Rxd4.

White has advanced its connected passed pawns on the Queenside while Black has created a passed pawn in the Center.

30. Rb2 Rc4 31. Kf2 d4 32. a5 d3!

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 32... d3!

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 32… d3!

Again, passed pawns must be pushed! Now, Black wants to force the exchange of Rooks and use his Bishop to block the advance of the passed Queenside pawns. The White King cannot catch the pawn on c2 after the Rook exchange.

33. Ke3 Rc2 34. Rxc2 dxc2 35. Kd2 f6

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 35... f6.

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 35… f6.

I can’t remember why I played 35… f6 instead of 35… f5. The latter move seems to be stronger here. Black needs to get his King to the Queenside to assist the Bishop in stopping the advance of those passed pawns.

36. Kxc2 Kf7 37. Kb3 Ke6 38. Ka4 Kd6 39. b5 Bb7 40. a6 Ba8

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 40... Ba8.

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 40… Ba8.

White is trying to force Black to sacrifice his Bishop for those passed pawns and then race to the Kingside to win some pawns there. Black wants to keep his Bishop on the long diagonal so as to keep pressure on White’s Kingside pawns.

41. b6 Kc6 42. Ka5 h5 43. g4 hxg4 44. fxg4 f5 45. gxf5 gxf5

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack 45... gxf5.

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack 45… gxf5.

Now we are off to the races! Black’s f pawn queens first.

46. h4 f4 47. h5 f3 48. a7?

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 48. a7?

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 48. a7?

I think that 48. h6 was better. If then 48… f2 49. h7 f1-Q 50. h8=Q (threatening the Bishop on a8) Qe1+ 51. Ka4 Qe4+ 52. Ka5 Qd5+ 53. Ke4 Kxb6 and Black’s Bishop on a8 is now protected. White’s pawn on a6 will fall soon. Even so, Black cannot win if White is able to force a Queen trade.

f2 49. h6 f1=Q 50. h7 Qh1

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 50... Qh1.

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 50… Qh1.

Now, White has nothing! It is just a matter of time before it is mated. One thing that I noticed about most computer programs is that they don’t know when to resign or offer draws. Also, they rarely accept draw offers.

51. h8=Q Qxh8 52. b7 Kxb7 53. Kb4 Kxa7

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 53... Kxa7.

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 53… Kxa7.

Here White is completely lost! Black can give White the Bishop for free and still win this endgame.

54. Kc5 Qe5+ 55. Kb4 Qd5 56. Kc3 Kb6 57. Kc2 Qd4 58. Kb1 Be4+ 59. Ka2 Qd3 60. Kb2 Bd5 61. Kc1 Kb5 62. Kb2 Kb4 63. Kc1 Bb3 64. Kb2 Qc2+ 65. Ka1 Qa2# 0-1

King's Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 65... Qa2# (Final position).

King’s Indian Defense: Torre Attack after 65… Qa2# (Final position).

I do get annoyed when human players make me play out lost endgames to a mate like this.

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