Stahlberg vs Trifunovic
720
[Event "Amsterdam"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Stahlberg"] [Black "Trifunovic"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [FEN "r1b2rk1/pp3ppp/2p2q2/5P2/2B5/2R1P3/PP4PP/3Q1RK1 b - - 0 1"] {How the active bishop in the orthodox Queen's gambit declined can be rendered harmless by Black The position is nearly identical to the previous one, but the one small difference is very important. Black has retreated his Queen to f6 instead of e7. Thus the possibility of his Kingside being broken up by f6 does not arise for the time being, and he can attend peacefully to the problem of his Bishop.} 1... a5 {Preparing ... Pb5.} 2. a4 (2. Bb3 a4 { First advantage: White is driven from the the a2-g8 diagonal}) (2. -- b5 3. Bd3 Ba6 {Black has solved the problem of his bishop}) (2. a3 b5 3. Ba2 b4 4. Rc5 Ba6 5. Re1 Bb5 {Black has definitely solved teh problem of the Bishop}) 2... Rb8 3. Qc2 Bd7 (3... b5 $2 4. axb5 cxb5 5. Bxb5 Rxb5 6. Rxc8) 4. Rd3 Rbd8 5. Qd2 {Seemingly very strong, attacking the Bishop and the a-pawn simultaneously} 5... b5 $1 (5... Bc8 6. Qxa5 $1 Rxd3 7. Bxd3 Qxb2 8. f6 $1 { And suddenly White has a strong attack}) 6. axb5 (6. Rd6 $2 Bc8 $1) (6. Bxb5 cxb5 7. Rxd7 Rxd7 8. Qxd7 Qxb2 9. axb5 Rb8 {meagre winning chances}) 6... cxb5 7. Bd5 Bc6 8. e4 (8. Bxc6 Rxd3 9. Qxd3 Qxc6 { Black's pawn majority is more dangerous}) 8... Bxd5 9. exd5 Qb6+ 10. Qf2 Qxf2+ 11. Kxf2 $11 1/2-1/2
½-½
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Players
WhiteStahlberg
BlackTrifunovic
Game
Moves10
Opening
Result½-½
Date
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Tournament
TournamentAmsterdam
Location?
Round0