John Wilman v Barry Moss
Roberts Cup 2013/14
No positional manoeuvring in this game!
The Levenfish variation to which the prescribed antidote is 6...Nc6. To borrow a phrase from the late Douglas Adams, this line is best described as "mostly harmless".
Despite its dubious reputation this line is actually quite playable for black, although it does allow white to unleash some scary tactics.
Most other moves tend to lose horribly.....
This may not be the most accurate move. I also looked at 12.b4 Qa3! with the follow-up ...Qh3, threatening ...Bg4. (Editor's note [IMG]: Fritz gives many forced wins for white after ...Qh3, the most forceful being 13. exd6). 12.Qd2 cannot be bad either. But the quiet retreat of the bishop consolidates my extra piece, without weakening my king, and with such a strong attack, the last thing I want to do is swap queens. Go with the flow!
Startling castling! A rook arrives at f1 with tempo
Notes by John Wilman