Round 8 report – Piggy-backing John’s 1.e4 Repertoire

Nikos and I have worked a lot on the Grandmaster Repertoire 1.e4 books already (although they have been pushed back a bit back to make room for the Grandmaster Preparation series), but I still decided to go for The Scotch against Norway yesterday. Very quickly he made a small mistake (13…Ne7 instead of 13…Nb6 followed by …d5) and I got a huge advantage from the opening. However, I also made a mistake in playing 17.Nb3. If I had played 16.Re1, he would still have been forced to play 16…Rg8, when 17.Ne4 was simply devastating. The reason for my mistake was that I did not realise that 17…Rg8 18.exd6 would be replied with 18…cxd6(!) and not blundering a piece in some ridiculous way. Still I was better and made the best of it from that point. A nice win in a 3-1 win.

Today we will play FYROM (I am not allowed to call them Macedonia for Nikos), who yesterday lost on board four. I assume I will play Nedev with Black. A sharp Sicilian looks likely.

Aagaard – Hansen

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8.
c4 Ba6 9. Nd2 g6 10. Nf3 Bg7 11. Bg5 Qb4+ 12. Qd2 Qxd2+ 13. Bxd2 Ne7N 14. O-O-O
Bb7 15. Bc3 Rd8 16. Nd2 c5 17. Nb3 d6 18. Re1 Rg8 19. h4 h5 20. Rh3 Bc8 21. Rd3
Be6 22. Nd2 Nc6 23. exd6 cxd6 24. Bxg7 Rxg7 25. g3 Nd4 26. Nb3 Nxb3+ 27. Rxb3
Rd7 28. Bh3 Re7 29. Rb8+ Kd7 30. Ra8 f5 31. Rxa7+ Ke8 32. Rxe6 1-0

6 thoughts on “Round 8 report – Piggy-backing John’s 1.e4 Repertoire”

  1. Sharp Sicilian sounds good, Good Luck Jacob!!!
    Please share the game with us…

    Congrats on the Polgar books, she looks very happy, and all the pictures, looks like fun, besides living arangements.

  2. Wow Colin!

    [Event “Olympiad”]
    [Site “0:13.44-0:13.35”]
    [Date “2012.09.05”]
    [Round “08”]
    [White “Pelletier, Yannick”]
    [Black “Mcnab, Colin”]
    [Result “0-1”]
    [WhiteElo “2595”]
    [BlackElo “2446”]
    [WhiteTitle “GM”]
    [WhiteCountry “SUI”]
    [BlackTitle “GM”]
    [BlackCountry “SCO”]
    [Remark “Olympiad M 34.1”]
    [PresId “1000080341”]

    1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nd7 5.e4 e5 6.Be2 Ngf6 7.O-O O-O 8.Be3 Qe7
    9.Qc2 c6 10.Rad1 b6 11.d5 c5 12.Bg5 h6 13.Bc1 Nh7 14.g3 Ndf6 15.Kh1 h5 16.
    Nh4 Bh3 17.Rg1 Bd7 18.Bd3 Kh8 19.Rde1 Ng8 20.b3 Bf6 21.Ng2 Bg4 22.f4 Rae8
    23.Rgf1 Bg7 24.Bb2 Bh3 25.Rf2 Nh6 26.Nd1 Kg8 27.Nde3 Ng4 28.Rfe2 Nxe3 29.
    Rxe3 Bd7 30.f5 Nf6 31.h3 Kh7 32.Bc3 Bh6 33.R3e2 Rg8 34.Kh2 g5 35.Rf2 g4
    36.h4 a6 37.b4 Rb8 38.Qb3 b5 39.Qa3 a5 40.bxc5 b4 41.Qxa5 dxc5 42.Bxe5
    Qxe5 43.Qxc5 Rgc8 44.Qa7 Ra8 45.Qb6 Rcb8 46.Qc5 Ra3 47.Rd1 Qxg3+ 0-1

  3. Here’s Jacob’s win in pgn

    [Event “Olympiad”]
    [Site “0:47.38-0:10.45”]
    [Date “2012.09.05”]
    [Round “08”]
    [White “Aagaard, Jacob”]
    [Black “Hansen, Torbjorn Ringdal”]
    [Result “1-0”]
    [WhiteElo “2517”]
    [BlackElo “2469”]
    [WhiteTitle “GM”]
    [WhiteCountry “DEN”]
    [BlackTitle “IM”]
    [BlackCountry “NOR”]
    [Remark “Olympiad M 22.2”]
    [PresId “1000080222”]

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.c4
    Ba6 9.Nd2 g6 10.Nf3 Bg7 11.Bg5 Qb4+ 12.Qd2 Qxd2+ 13.Bxd2 Ne7 14.O-O-O Bb7
    15.Bc3 Rd8 16.Nd2 c5 17.Nb3 d6 18.Re1 Rg8 19.h4 h5 20.Rh3 Bc8 21.Rd3 Be6
    22.Nd2 Nc6 23.exd6 cxd6 24.Bxg7 Rxg7 25.g3 Nd4 26.Nb3 Nxb3+ 27.Rxb3 Rd7
    28.Bh3 Re7 29.Rb8+ Kd7 30.Ra8 f5 31.Rxa7+ Ke8 32.Rxe6 1-0

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