Koby Kalavannen v Mark Hassall
ECF Major Open 2014, Rd.11
4 fianchettoed bishops
Slowing down white's expansion
White's got more space but the piece exchange makes it less useful
Harsh to call this a mistake but it does help to weaken the kingside white squares
Black's building a dangerous pawnwave
Black has broken through.
White's defending accurately.
Black can now take c4 as Nf4 allows Rh2#.
[Black is homing in on Rh2# but must watch the passed b-pawn
A nice move that doesn't work.
A fine game against one of the rising stars of English junior chess - Mark's opponent was joint winner of the British U/12 and U/13 titles
Notes by Jeremy Menadue with some variations by Mark Hassall