Fun with the Left Hook Grand Prix
I have been playing a lot of fun games with the Left Hook Grand Prix with a3 (1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.a3!?) and thought I'd share two that featured very straightforward attacks concluding with the classic Knight and Queen mating attack on the castled king. Many positions reached via this line are reminiscent of the Wing Gambit against the French, which makes a good repertoire fit.
goeller - anon11 [B23]
ICC 3 0 u/Internet Chess Club 2008
Taking the pawn surrenders the center. Probably best here is 6... b6!
15... gxh5!? may slow White's attack.
and Black has run out of checks and cannot prevent mate beginning with Rh8+ and Qh7 etc. Oh, wait -- he has one more check.
and Black resigns.1-0
goeller - LOQUETUS [B23]
ICC 2 2 u/Internet Chess Club 2008
White's game develops very naturally and he already has good attacking prospects on the kingside.
Pinning the Knight with 12. Bg5!? followed by Nd5 may be stronger.
Games in PGN
Copyright © 2008 by Michael Goeller
See also The Left Hook Grand Prix with a3.