Chess Game Analysis of Herby vs RodRook ♔

♔ Chess Game Analysis of Herby vs RodRook

Hi everybody, especially to the members of the Chess Community of Hive! I finally got some free time to go over some or our games. In this post/video I cover only one game though, because I realized that it would be too long otherwise, so I'm hoping to probably do this in three parts.

On the game, it's Herby vs RodRook (AKA @schamangerbert vs @rodrook) played last week in current season of the HiveChess League. The game features interesting topics such as some early deviations with Nh5?!, the importance of not allowing counterplay with f4?! in the middlegame and a little bit about the opposite color bishop endgame.

I think the video is self-explanatory, so I hope you enjoy watching it. Don't forget to sharing the post and the video and let me know what you think in the comments.

Here are PGNs:

Game 1:

[Event "Hivechess Tournament Round 4 Arena"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2021.10.08"]
[White "HerbyW"]
[Black "rodrook"]
[Result "1-0"]
[UTCDate "2021.10.08"]
[UTCTime "19:41:41"]
[WhiteElo "1782"]
[BlackElo "1439"]
[WhiteRatingDiff "+2"]
[BlackRatingDiff "-1"]
[Variant "Standard"]
[TimeControl "180+1"]
[ECO "D00"]
[Opening "Queen's Pawn Game: Mason Variation"]
[Termination "Normal"]
[Annotator ""]

1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 { D00 Queen's Pawn Game: Mason Variation } e6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Nh5 5. Bg5 Nf6 6. Bd3 h6 7. Bh4 g5 8. Bg3 Nc6 9. Ne5 Nxe5 10. dxe5 Ne4 11. Bxe4 dxe4 12. Qxd8+ Kxd8 13. Nc3 Bb4 14. O-O-O+ Ke7 15. Nxe4 c5 16. c3 Ba5 17. Nxc5 b6 18. Nb3 Bb7 19. Nxa5 bxa5 20. f3 Rhc8 21. Rd2 Bc6 22. Rhd1 a4 23. f4 Rab8 24. fxg5 hxg5 25. h4 g4 26. Bf4 Bd5 27. Kb1 a3 28. Bg5+ Ke8 29. Rc1 Be4+ 30. Ka1 axb2+ 31. Rxb2 Rxb2 32. Kxb2 Rb8+ 33. Ka1 Bxg2 34. Rd1 Bf3 35. Rb1 g3 36. Rxb8+ Kd7 37. Rd8+ Kc6 38. Rd2 g2 39. Rxg2 Bxg2 40. Kb2 Bf3 41. c4 Kc5 42. Kc3 a5 43. Kd3 a4 44. e4 Bg2 45. h5 Bf1+ 46. Kc3 Bxc4 47. h6 Bxa2 48. h7 Bb3 49. h8=Q { Black resigns. } 1-0

I congratulate and thank @schamangerbert for his idea to organize thematic training tournaments on Saturdays. That's great for us to practice these ideas and improve. And with the same enthusiasm I want to invite everyone to join the weekend tournaments we are having, like the traditional Friday tournament with @stayoutoftherz and the new Sunday Chess Brothers League by @chessbrotherspro.

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