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'Black holes' - sample game 3

1.d3
                   1...c5
2.Be3
                   2...Qb6
Early development of queen doesn't seem to be a good idea as it doesn't in normal chess. Obviously, black tires to attack b2.
3.b3
White didn't want to return with bishop, so he tries another approach. White pawns look strangely, of course.
                   3...(Hd8)
4.(Hc1)
                   4...Hc7
5.a4
                   5...Hc6
6.a5
Yes, pawn is supported by rook, so why not to advance him?
                   6...Qb4+
7.c3
                   7...(Hd8)
The most surprising move of all games I played. Black sacrifices his queen passively and ... tries to get advantage in development of holes?
8.cxb4
                   8...cxb4
9.Hd2
                   9...Hdc7
Forming strong pair of holes.
10.(Hc1)
It seems that white hole has weak position at d2.
                   10...Hc7-c6-c6xc1
11.Be3-d2-d2xc1
The only way to capture black hole. It threatened e.g. 11...Hc2.
                   11...(Hd8)
12.Bc1-d2-d2-e3
                   12...Hdc7
13.(Hc1)
                   13...H7b6
Black could probably have draw, but as we wanted to try the game, he decided to play other way.
14.Hcc2
                   14...(Hd8)
15.(Hc1)
White position is now consolidated.
                   15...Hcc5
16.Qd1-c2-d2xb4
                   16...Hdc7
17.Hc1-c2-c2xc5
                   17...a7-b6-b6xc5
18.Bxc5
                   18...Hc7-b6-b6xa5
19.Qd4
                   19...d6
20.Bxd6
Sacrifice of bishop ruins position of black king.
                   20...exd6
21.Qxd6
                   21...Sd7
22.Hdc3
It threats undefendable 23.Qe7#.
                   22...black resigns

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Written by Juraj Lorinc.
WWW page created: August 23, 1999.