The problem with aggressive players…

So the following are two examples of highly aggressive players I was able to take quite a bit of advantage of. stavropapa (1024) and newengland7 (1180). stavropapa plays the Caro-Kann defense and makes a very fundamental mistake early on which I believe costs him the game here. The Caro-Kann is not meant to produce an aggressive king-hunt style of game. It is meant to produce a solid defensive system for black to produce an eventual solid end-game and middle game. We will see now the mistake stavropapa makes very early on in the game (the game does not last long). I had white pieces and he had black pieces.

1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e4xd5 Qxd5? 4. Nc3 Qe6+? 5. Be2 Bd7 6. 0-0 g6 7. Ng5 Qd6 8. Ne4 Qc7 9. Bc2 e6 10. Qf3 f5 11. Bxe6 Be7? 12. Bf7+! Kd8 13. Ne6+! Bxe6 14. Bxe6 Na6? 15. Qd3+! Ke8? 16. Qc4 Nf6 17. Nxf6+! Bxf6 18. Re1 Bf5 19. d4 b5 20. Qb3 Bxh2+! 21. Kf1 Kf8? 22. Bh6+! Ke7 23. Bxf5+! Kd6 24. Bf4+? (whoops! had checkmate) Bxf4 25. Qe6# 1-0

The next game was incidentally with a slightly more experienced opponent. Sbalci (1465) and newengland7 (1181). And yet an aggressive player falls to the Benoni defense! I had black pieces and Sbalci had white pieces.

1. d4 c5?! 2. c3 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Bc4 Nf6 6. Qb3? 0-0! 7. Bg5 Bg4 8. e5 d6xe5 9. d6xe5 Ne4! 10. Qxb7? (better move would be to castle) Bxf3! 11. g2xf3 Nxg5! 12. Qxa8 (I decided to sacrifice the exchange–now to probe my opponent–does he want to maintain a pin on my queen-side knight or does he care about the king?) Nxf3?! 13. Ke2? (he does want to maintain a relative pin on the knight–he is now caught being overly aggressive) Nxe5! 14. Rd1 Qc8 15. Nd2 Qg4+! 16. f3 Qg2+! 17. Ke1? Bh6! 18. Bf1? Bxd2+!! 19. Rxd2 Nxf3+!! 20. Qxf3 Qxf3!! 21. Rf2 Qe4+! 22. Re2 Qa4+!! 23. Rf2? Rd8! 24. a4?? Rd6!! 25. Be2?? Rf6!! 0-1 (white resigned)

Not every single game needs to be a ood guys. game in order to produce a win for the good guys.


About newenglandsun

A student. Male. Passionate. Easily offended. Child-like wonderer. Growing in faith, messing up daily.
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