Sunday, April 22, 2012

Irving Ellner Memorial, Round 2

Black to play.  What's the best move?

I have annotated the game O'Connor - Goeller, Irving Ellner Memorial 2012, from Round Two, which featured the Svenonius Defense to the Danish Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 Ne7!?) and illustrates the idea of exploiting an opponent's stylistic tendencies.  In the position above, things seem about equal and even drawish.  How can Black best try for more?  For more details about the tournament, see The Chess Coroner's blog.


Ian said...

You'd be unsurprised to learn that ....Qd5 is the only move I seriously considered here. But there again is a stylistic tendency ;)

Infinity Chess King said...

These big players should compete more often.