(7) Reinoso,Braeden (1129) - Sturniolo,Lou (1481) [B95]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament Kenilworth, NJ (3.2), 17.06.2010
[Moldovan & Firebird 1.2]

B95 Sicilian Defense Najdorf System We are just going to review the opening of this one:

1.e4 d6 2.Nf3 Nf6
[For 2...c5 3.b3 see the players' 2010 Kenilworth Championship game.]

[For 3.d3 see Sturniolo-Minkov, from this tourney, & Azzarello- Kiedes : Kenilworth Championship 2009.]

3...c5 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Be2
[7.f4 is the norm. ]

7...Be7 8.0-0 Qc7
[8...Nxe4? 9.Bxe7 Nxc3 10.Bxd8 Nxd1 11.Bc7 Nxb2 wins a P but 12.Bxd6 Na4 13.Bf3+/= + Rab1 gives White a big lead in development & too many open lines.]

Braeden wants to stop Lou from expanding with ...b5 or castling long.

9...Bd7 10.Qd2
[>=10.Qd3 ]


This weakens c3, c2 & a1. [11.Rad1= was played in Karastoichev - Neikirkh : Sofia 1950; but 11.a5 Nc6 12.Nxc6 Bxc6 13.Qe3 was best.]

[11...h6 would have given Black a clear plus.]

12.Rfb1 Rac8 13.Rb3 Ne5 14.f4 Nc4 15.Bxc4 Qxc4 16.e5 dxe5 17.fxe5 Bxb4 18.exf6 Bxc3 19.Rxc3 Qxc3 20.Qd1 Rc4 21.Nf3 Bc6 22.fxg7 Qxg7 23.Be3 Bxf3 24.Qxf3 Qxa1+ 25.Qf1 Qxf1+ 26.Kxf1 Rfc8 0-1