A Win with White in the King’s Indian West

Thematic chess tournaments are those in which all boards start from a particular assigned position different from the standard opening. In this particular tournament we all play from the King’s Indian West. This tourney is good for me as the King’s Indian is one I try to play often and experience in its variations is good training. Some of my games in this tournament are still ongoing, but here’s one that ended a few days ago.
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 {Thematic Game – This is the starting position.}
King's Indian Defense
3.Nc3 e6 4.e4 Bb4 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Nxe4 7.Bd3 d5 8.Qc2 Nf6 9.Nf3 dxc4 10.Bxc4 a6 11.O-O b5 12.Bb3 Bb7 13.Qe2 O-O 14.h3 Ne4 15.Bb2 Bd5 16.Bc2 Ng5 17.Ne5 Nd7 18.Ng4 Nf6 19.Nxf6+ Qxf6 20.a4 Rae8 21.axb5 axb5 22.Ba3 e5 23.Bxf8 Kxf8 24.Qxb5 c6 25.Qb4+ Kg8 26.Rae1 Ne6 27.dxe5 Qg5 28.f3 Nf4 29.Rf2 Nxh3+ 30.Kf1 Nxf2 31.Kxf2 Rxe5 32.Qb8+ Kg7 33.Rxe5 Qd2+ 34.Re2 Qxc3 35.Qe5+ Qxe5 36.Rxe5 Kf6 37.f4 h6 38.Be4 g5 39.Bxd5 cxd5 40.Rxd5 gxf4 41.Kf3 Ke6 42.Rd4 Ke5 43.Rxf4 f6 44.Rh4 Kf5 45.Rxh6 Kg5 46.Rh3 f5 47.Rg3+ Kf6 48.Kf4 Ke6 49.Rg5 Kd5 50.Rxf5+ Kd4 51.g4
ending position
1-0

I really expected Black to resign several moves earlier, but he was a scrappy opponent and our armies fought well against each other through most of the game.

2 thoughts on “A Win with White in the King’s Indian West

  1. Congrats. My Monday evenings are still spent with Danny, my 8 year-old Grandson, at a local Strabucks, doing a lesson and a game. It’s the highlight of my week. Tonight’s game was a slower, more thoughtful departure from his usual aggressive style.

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