When opponent shakes his head | Maltsevskaya – Aizstrauts | Rapid chess

Very typical French-Sicilian position occurred from Reti opening. White player ensured that black doesn’t have counterplay on the queenside. From the perspective point of view, Black should have played something like a6 to keep pressure, b4 was giving away too many squares which helped white to take control of the position.

[Event “Riga RTU rapid op”]
[Site “Riga”]
[Date “2019.07.04”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Maltsevskaya, Aleksandra”]
[Black “Aizstrauts, Arturs”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A05”]
[WhiteElo “2321”]
[BlackElo “1746”]
[PlyCount “43”]
[EventDate “2019.07.04”]
[EventType “swiss (rapid)”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “LAT”]
[SourceTitle “EXT 2020”]
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 b5 3. Bg2 Bb7 4. d3 d6 5. O-O Nbd7 6. e4 e6 7. a4 b4 8. Nbd2
Be7 9. a5 c5 10. Nc4 d5 11. exd5 Bxd5 12. Bf4 O-O 13. Re1 Nh5 14. Bd2 Qc7 15.
Nfe5 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 Nhf6 17. Qf3 Nxe5 18. Rxe5 Rad8 19. Bf4 Bd6 20. Nxd6 Qxd6
21. Rg5 Qd4 22. Be5 1-0


  1. In this opening it takes time to build forces that are targeting something. Eventually it happened in a very effective way.

  2. I wonder what was so interesting off camera that she was watching.

  3. Wow, Aaron Carter is playing chess. What a big suprise.

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