Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Apocalypse Attack Update

I wrote an article at our site on what I called "The Apocalypse Attack" in the Caro-Kann, which goes 1.e4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Ne5! I was recently tipped to some related links:

Zadruzny-Margvelashvili, Herceg Novi 2005
An interesting game that features the "outpost" plan of reinforcing the Knight at e5 by d4, c3, and f4 with a lock on the dark squares.

Marie Sebag - XU Yuanyuan, Cannes 2004 annotated by Faruk Tairi
Probably the first important game of the line receives some good analysis here.

Caro-Cann, 1.e4 c6 2. Sf3 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4. Se5... by Faruk Tairi
A fascinating miniature that illustrates why Black should not play ...Bf5 in this line!

There is also an article in Jeroen Bosch's Secrets of Opening Surprises #2 (New in Chess 2005).

Hat tip to TalJechin at the excellent Forum for the info.


Anonymous said...

one of 2 decisive games from the match:

[Event "Rapid Match"]
[Site "Miskolc HUN"]
[Date "2008.05.29"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Carlsen, M"]
[Black "Leko, P"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2765"]
[BlackElo "2741"]
[ECO "B13"]
[EventDate "2008.05.28"]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Ne5 g6 6.Bd3 Bg7 7.O-O O-O 8.c3
Nc6 9.Qe2 Nd7 10.f4 Nf6 11.Be3 Bf5 12.Nd2 Bxd3 13.Qxd3 e6 14.Rae1 Rc8 15.
Bf2 Ne8 16.Ndf3 Nd6 17.Ng5 Qe8 18.Qh3 h6 19.Ngf3 Ne4 20.g4 f6 21.Nd3 f5
22.gxf5 exf5 23.Bh4 b5 24.a3 a5 25.Kh1 b4 26.axb4 axb4 27.Rg1 bxc3 28.bxc3
Kh7 29.Rg2 Ne7 30.Nc5 Ng8 31.Reg1 Rc6 32.Be1 Ne7 33.Ng5+ Nxg5 34.fxg5 h5
35.Re2 Qf7 36.Bd2 Ng8 37.Rge1 Rcc8 38.Bf4 Rfe8 39.Qf3 Rxe2 40.Qxe2 Bf8 41.
Qa6 Re8 42.Ne6 Qd7 43.Kg2 Bg7 44.Re3 Qc8 45.Qxc8 Rxc8 46.Nc7 Bf8 47.Nxd5
Kg7 48.Kf3 Kf7 49.Nb6 Rc6 50.Nd7 Bg7 51.Be5 Bf8 52.d5 Rc4 53.d6 Rc6 54.
Nxf8 Kxf8 55.Bf4 Rc8 56.Ke2 Kf7 57.Kd3 Rd8 58.c4 1-0

Michael Goeller said...

Yes, thanks for the post! I saw that the other day and thought I should probably make a follow-up posting. No doubt there have been some good games and some analysis. SOS has published a few games since Volume 2, for instance.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, doesn't exist anymore = the links are dead.

Michael Goeller said...

I found the first link in the Web Archive and the others were there too but just seemed to be taking forever to load so I am not sure.