2006 KCC Summer Tourney
Devin Camenares - Anna Matlin [B12]
2006 KCC Summer Tourney/Kenilworth, NJ USA (9) 2006
Very slow and cautious. Black needs to choose a plan: either immediately challenge White's center with ...c5 or develop her pieces and seek exchanges, beginning with ..Bg6, ...Nh6!?, and ...Be7 etc.
But this is premature. Usually White only plays this advance after Black has played ...c5 or only after suitable preparation, often with b3 followed by c4 so as to recapture at c4 with a pawn. Now Black must exchange pawns and give White a backward d-pawn, but she does not.
Black had better:
White still has 9. c5. Later this move will over-extend his position.
And here there is a chance for 11. b3
White's over-extended pawn chain cannot be supported.
Black is up a pawn and White has very little if anything to show for it.
Winning quickly is 30... Qxf2!
The remainder of the game was played under extreme time pressure for Black and therefore deserves little comment.
Necessary was 37. Ra6
White accepted Black's draw offer. She had twelve seconds and a five second increment remaining.
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