ICC Blitz vs IM XadrezUVig – French Defense: Steinitz, Boleslavsky Variation

♕ ARTICLE: www.onlinechesslessons.net ♕ facebook.com ♕ twitter.com The game began as a fairly standard French Defense: Steinitz, Boleslavsky Variation and the game was ready to explode after opposite sides castling on 10. 0-0-0, however black quickly faltered with 10. …c4, allowing 11. f5! and an immediate initiative for white in the center and on the kingside. Black underestimated white’s attack and played too slow with 11. …Rb8 and 12. …h6, allowing a nice piece sacrifice with 13. Nxf7 – destroying black’s pawn chain in the center on the light squares (f7, e6, d5, c4). White was able to accurately finish the game with a whirlwind combination starting with 19. Nf6+. Interface used ICC: www.chessclub.com