I have just been given a copy of the Book " Storming the Barricade " by GM Larry Christiansen courtesy of Chris Yap of One Network Bank and I immediately fell in love with the book. The book is a must for attacking players like me (he.he ) as it provides for the many patterns and tactics on how to demolish a King's barricade.
The other day I was given a copy of my friend Nofre Reyes's 3rd round game at the 2010 Araw ng Davao Open and it was quite entertaining and similar to the attacking chess introduced by GM Christiansen in his book. Relax and enjoy..
[Site "Gaisano Ilustre, Davao City"]
[Round "2nd "]
[White "Nofre Reyes"]
[Black " Harris Llido "]
( Panov-Botvinnik Attack )
With comments by Caissa's father
1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. d4 Nc6 6. Nc3
This is the starting position of the once- dreaded Panov-Botvinnik
Attack. This line was quite popular in the 1950's and almost caused
the Caro-Kann's demise until the Black side was able to find an
Bg4 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Qb3 Bxf3 9. gxf3 Nb6 10. d5!?
Best is 10. Be3 According to NM Eric Schiller, in his Book " Complete
Defense to King's pawn Openings ". We'll see why.
A bad move. Best is the strong centralizing move 10... Nd4! threatening
Nxb3 and Nc2+. If 11. Qd1 e5! 12.dxe6 Bc5! with a good game for Black.
Greenfeld vs. Shirov European Club Cup Final, 1996, 0-1 63 moves.
11. Bb5+ Nbd7 12. Be3!
White sacrifices the f3 pawn for quick development and the initiative..
The pawn is quite tempting not to be taken by black.
Nxf3+ 13. Ke2 Nfe5 14. f4 Ng4 15. Ne4!
Another good move creating mating threats at d6 after 15... Ne3
Ngf6 16. Ng5 a6 17. d6!
Storming the barricade and threatening 18. Qf7 mate..
18. Nxe6! fxe6 19. Qxe6+ Be7 20.Bb6!
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