Danish Championship Round 1

So round 1 of the Danish Championship is over. I had the longest game of the day and followed a super-recommendation from Nikos, my long running second. With Black I had an at least equal position after 13 moves and +20 minutes on the clock. My opponent reacted poorly and I got a lasting edge. At move 30 I missed a forced win (…Qd8-h4, as was my alternative, but there is some …Bxf4! sacrifice I was nowhere close to finding), but managed to retain a lasting edge. After move 40 I was starting to wonder if I had overplayed my position and did not see a way to improve. Finally it dawned on me that I would be better off if I managed to exchange a pair of rooks. I did and won the game quickly thereafter.

Some of the other games looked a bit ropy, but all in all a good first day at the Danish Championships.

Bekker-Jensen,Simon (2445) – Aagaard,Jacob (2520) [D36]
DEN-ch DM 2014 Skorping (1), 12.04.2014

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 c6 6.Qc2 h6 7.Bh4 Be6 8.e3 Nbd7 9.Bd3 g5 10.Bg3 Nh5 11.Nge2 Nxg3 12.Nxg3 h5 13.0-0 h4 14.Nge2 Bd6 15.f4 Nf6 16.Qd2 g4 17.f5 Bd7 18.Nf4 Qe7 19.Rae1 0-0-0 20.Qc2 Kb8 21.a3 Bc8 22.b4 Qc7 23.Qd2 Rhe8 24.Qf2 g3 25.hxg3 hxg3 26.Qxg3 Nh5 27.Qh4 Nxf4 28.exf4 Rh8 29.Qg3 Rdg8 30.Qf3 f6 31.Ne2 Rh4 32.g3 Qh7 33.Rf2 Bxf5 34.Bxf5 Qxf5 35.Rg2 Rhg4 36.Kf2 a6 37.Nc1 Qc2+ 38.Kg1 Qh7 39.Nd3 Bc7 40.Kf2 Ka7 41.Re3 Bb6 42.Nc5 R4g7 43.Qe2 Qf5 44.Rh2 Rh7 45.Rxh7 Qxh7 46.Qf3 Rg6 47.Ne6 Rh6 48.f5 Rh2+ 49.Ke1 Ra2 50.Re2 Ra1+ 51.Kf2 Qh2+ 52.Qg2 Qh5 53.g4 Qh4+ 54.Ke3 Rxa3+ 55.Kd2 Rg3 56.Qf2 Qxg4 57.Kc2 Rf3 0-1


10 thoughts on “Danish Championship Round 1”

  1. Interesting variation in QGE.Perhaps it’s better to play 6.e3 instead of 6.Qc2 if you want calmer positions with white pieces

  2. Gilchrist is a Legend

    Is there a replay of video commentary for each round like the FIDE channel on YouTube?

    Held og lykke!

  3. Yes, interesting idea. Would the point after 6.e3/7.Bd3 be to eventually get the same mini-plan h6-g5-Nh5 in if/when White goes Qc2 or Nge2?

    Black seems to be doing well in the Short endgame (with the doubled f-pawns after 6.e3 Bf5) statistically as well. But if Jacob is as aggressive a player as he claims, I can’t imagne that being to his taste!

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