GM Firouzja agressive play versus Caro-Kann

GM Firouzja agressive play versus Caro-Kann

February 5, 2020 0 By Sebastian Fry


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Education to improve Chess Skills. Thank you for supporting my YouTube Chess Channel. Today, we are going to study about the game of Grandmaster Alireza Firouzja
about his games versus the “Caro-Kann Defense” using the “Advanced Variation ” we will study the two lines move 4. h4 and move 4. Nf3. Now let’s go to the
Diagram “A” to discuss about a particular move Let’s go back from this move after
Bg6 then Bg5 – Pinning Qb6, Rc1 then black moved dxc4, now
let’s go back to this move after Rc1 if you notice the b2 pawn is ready to be
captured, this would be your homework so, study this move why GM Artemiev
did not choose this move but played dxc4. This would be your homework, so
goodluck. Now let’s go to the Diagram “B” to study the game. Let’s start by playing
e4, continuously c6 the Caro-Kann defense d4, d5, e5 – the Advance Variation, Bf5,
h4, this is the move 4. h4 line of the Advance Variation, continuously, h5,
but there’s another move which is e6, this is bad move for black,
because g4, Be4, f3, Bg6, h5, the Bishop is trapped, so continuously after
this move h5, then c4 – striking the center and making way for the Knight
at b1 to develop at c3, so continuously, e6, Nc3, Ne7 – heading to g6, Nge2, Nd7, but there’s another move which is dxc4, Ng3, b5, Bg5, Qd7, a4, Bg6 – this is a
complicated line for both players, so as we go back after Nd7 and Ng3,
Bg6, Bg5 Pin, Qb6 , Rc1 – this is the Diagram “A” so continuously, black
played dxc4, Bxc4 , Nf5, Castles – enticing black to take the knight at g3, Be7 – but there’s another move which is Nxg3, Na4 – attacking the Queen, Qa5, fxg3, b5, Then Bishop takes pawn. Kindly analyze this move why white sacrifice the bishop at e6 so, this would be your another homework so
as we go back after Be7, continuously Nxf5, Bxf5,
Bxe7, King takes, – King at the center looks unsafe. Qd2 protecting
the pawn at b2. Qd8, making way for the Knight the knight to
b6 – also protects the black king, continuously, Nd1 – Great move by
the white heading to e3 and checking via b4, for continuously Nb6, Ne3, Kf8 –
but there’s another move which is Knight takes bishop, which is a bad move because,
there is this Qb4, Ke8, Nxc4, so it’s better for White. Now , so
as we go back after Kf8 then Nxf5, exf5, Bb3 , this Bishop is
dangerous placed here – eyeing f7 and enticing black Queen to capture the pawn at h4 so
continuously, Qxh4, Rfe1 – planning to push the pawn to e6, Rh6,
e6, fxe6, Bishop takes pawn, Re8, Bf5, Rook takes rook, Rook takes rook,
Qd8, Qd3 – connecting with the Bishop, Kf7 – I leave this position for
you to analyze it,. Find the best moves for White. Actually, GM Firouzja
won this game in 57 moves. Now let’s go to analyze the other game at Diagram “C’ This game is played by GM
Alireza Forouzka, versus Grandmaster Mattias BlueBaum in the 2017 Aeroflot
Open. Let’s analyze this game and we start by playing e4, c6 – the Caro-Kann Defense, d4, d5 , e5 – the Advance Variation.. Bf5 then
Nf3 – this is the move 4. Nf3 ine of the Advanced Variation , so,
continuously in e6, c3, Ne7, Be2, This is much quieter than the h4 line. Ng6, h4, now White starts to attack, trying to threat the Knight at g6, h5 – blocking it , Ng5 – great post of the Knight but f6, exf6 , gxf6, by playing f6
here it seems like destroying the pawn structure of the Black, so continuously,
Nh3 – Bishop at e2 is targeting the h5 pawn so continuously Kd7, Nf4, Knight takes Knight, Bishop takes Knight, Qe8 – protects the pawn at h5, c4 – making way
to develop the Knight at c3, continuously, dxc4, Bishop takes pawn, Qg6 –
eyeing the pawn at g2 and attacking the Knight at b1 but Black missed this move
Qb3 – which is threatening to capture the pawn at b7 checking the King. So
continuously, b5 attacking the bishop at c4, Castles,
well the Bishop at c4 is hanging now, I think Black will not take it because it
put risk to the Black King, so, continuously Rg8 threatening mate at
g2, g3, Qg4 , Re1 – eyeing the e6 pawn, Bb4, Bishop takes pawn
check, Bishop takes Bishop, Rook takes Bishop – beautiful play by GM
Firouzja – taking advantage of the King at the center. Queen takes rook – which is this is
already a quality down for white… Queen takes Bishop, Na6 – attacking the Queen at b4, Qd2, Rae8 – getting to the center, Nc3, Nc7 – Black looks
like recovered here.. I leave this position for you to study and analyze it. Actually,
GM Firouzja won this game in 42 moves,
Please analyze this position and White to move…. to improve your middle game
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