Sean G Godley (Killegar Chess) vs. Nguyen Vu – English Opening

♕ ♕ ♕ ♕ http SeanGGodley Vs Nguyen Vu: Sean opens up flexibly with c4 and nc3, however Vu commits very early with 2. …e5?! White is able to exploit black’s inaccurate plan by opening the center with 8. d4 — to which black responds incorrectly by prematurely relieving the tension in the center by initiating exchanges ending in 9. …exd4?! — giving white a free hand to increase his space and pressure. White patiently builds his advance and after 18. b3 he is ready for a decisive break in the center that leads to the win of ample material. A nice game by Godley, combining active development with patient accumulation of pressure to lead to a solid win. CORRESPONDING ARTICLE: PGN: [White "SeanGGodley"] [Black "Vu, Nguyen"] [Result "1-0"] [Opening "English: symmetrical variation"] [ECO "A34"] [NIC "EO.64"] 1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 e5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Nc6 5. e3 Be7 6. Nge2 OO 7. OO d6 8. d4 cxd4 9. exd4 exd4 10. Nxd4 Bd7 11. Bf4 Bg4 12. Qd2 Rc8 13. Rfe1 Re8 14. h3 Bh5 15. Nf5 Bg6 16. Nxe7+ Rxe7 17. Rxe7 Nxe7 18. b3 b6 19. Nb5 Nf5 20. Nxa7 Rc7 21. Nb5 Rd7 22. Bc6 Re7 23. Rd1 d5 24. cxd5 Ne4 25. Qb4 h6 26. d6 Nfxd6 27. Nxd6 Nxd6 28. Rxd6 Qf8 29. Qd2 f6 30. Rd8 Re8 31. Bxe8 Bxe8 32. Qe2 Kh7 33. Rxe8 Qc5 34. Qe4+ f5 35. Qe6 Qd4 36. Qxf5+ g6 37. Qf7+ Qg7 38. Be5 Qxf7 39. Rh8# {1-0} * Interface: