Friday, July 3, 2009

Milner-Barry Gambit in the Caro-Kann

Here’s an interesting game from last week’s TWIC. It’s a Milner-Barry Gambit, a line in the Caro-Kann that more often than not evolves into a BDG or BDG-like positions. I’m pressed for time right now, but will have some comments on this game and a few more like it in the next day or two.

Meanwhile, Happy Independence Day!

Koenig,Ch (2140) - Oosterman,M (2005)
3rd ENCI Limburg Open Maastricht NED (3), 30.05.2009
Caro-Kann, B15

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.f3


4...g6 5.fxe4 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Nf3 Ng4 8.Bg1 Nd7 9.h3 Ngf6 10.Qd2 b5 11.a3 0-0 12.Bh2 Bb7 13.e5 Ne8 14.Be2 Nb6 15.0-0 Nc7 16.Ne4 Ne6 17.Rad1 a6 18.b3 h6 19.c4 Rc8 20.Qe3 Qc7 21.Rd2 Rfd8 22.Rfd1 Ba8 23.Kh1 Qa7 24.Bg1 Nd7 25.a4 Qb7 26.axb5 cxb5 27.d5 Nec5 28.Nxc5 Nxc5 29.Nd4 Qc7 30.Bh2 Qa5 31.Bg4 e6 32.dxe6 fxe6 33.b4 Qxb4 34.Nc2 Qa5 35.Rxd8+ Rxd8 36.Rxd8+ Qxd8 37.Qxc5 Kh7 38.Qd6 Qg5 39.Qd4 h5 40.Bf4 Qh4 41.Bxe6 bxc4 42.Kh2 Qe7 43.Bxc4 Qb7 44.Ne3 a5 45.Qd8 1-0