26 July 2014
Commentary: Dortmund 2014 - round 5
The following game from round 5 of the prestigious Dortmund tournament caught my eye. Like the previous commentary game, it falls into the Slow Slav opening category, but with a significant difference in development due to the modern 4...Bg4 variation. Elements that were particularly useful to see were the kingside development for both sides in the early stages; the jockeying for central position and pawn structure around move 14; Black's tactical maneuver that nets him a pawn and seizes the initiative on move 25; and the endgame play which negates the material advantage. This game is also another excellent example of the importance of evaluating the effects of piece exchanges.
Posted by ChessAdmin at 1:44 PM