Ep. 77: Phantom Tactics, Impatient Pawn Pushes, the Power of 1...Nf6, Nimzo-Indian Defense, Stopping Counterplay, & More (Game Analysis #7)
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This week, we'll be exploring some common themes for club-level players by analyzing a typical amateur game that featured a lot of miscues. Concepts include: stopping counterplay, open vs. closed center, impatient pawn pushes, "phantom" tactics, and much more. Chapters: 00:00 - Intro 01:50 - Nimzo-Indian Defense 14:12 - Phantom Tactics 15:15 - Impatient Pawn Pushes 16:57 - Feel-Good Checks 23:08 - Players who Stand 31:00 - Outro Referenced: Starting Out: The Nimzo-Indian (Amazon)Game Analyzed: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 b6 5. Nf3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne4 7. Qc2 Bb7 8. Bd3 f5 9. O-O O-O 10. a4 a5 11. Ba3 Rf6 12. Be2 d6 13. Rad1 Qe8 14. c5 Bc6 15. Bb5 Bxb5 16. axb5 Qxb5 17. c4 Qe8 18. cxd6 cxd6 19. Rb1 Nd7 20. Rfd1 Rc8 21. d5 exd5 22. Rxd5 Qf7 23. Rbd1 Ndc5 24. Bb2 Rh6 25. Be5 Qe7 26. Bf4 g5 27. Bg3 Rf8 28. Qb2 Nxg3 29. hxg3 Ne4 30. Qd4 Qf7 31. Rb5 Qh5 32. Kf1 Qh1+ 33. Ng1 Rh2 34. Ke2 Qxg2 35. Qd5+ Rf7 36. Qa8+ Kg7 0-1If you have a question or topic idea for a future episode, e-mail us at [email protected]. Our links: WebsiteTwitterYouTubeThe Amazon links above are affiliate links which earn us a small commission on qualifying purchases. This helps support the podcast at no additional cost to you.
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