Introduction:

I have always thought that sometimes I am alone in playing these wild and crazy chess openings. Thankfully, there are some games featuring these crazy openings via chessgames.com! We will analyze the Kadas opening. I know I have talked about this opening in previous posts but want to explore how others apply it and what you can learn from them. It is my favorite site for exploring chess openings, opening theory, and self analyzing chess games! Let’s get started.

For those of you that want to see the game on your own, the link is here.

Opening: When Greed and the Fast Lane Kill!

It is very interesting to see the direction white is taking. White gets off to a great start after playing 4. Bg5. Yet black doesn’t really understand the concept of patience after 4. cxd4

. Why didn’t black complete his development with say 4. Bf5 or Nc6? Releasing the tension in the center too early always backfires. Another mistake by black that negates his development is by playing 8. Qb6? when black should have either continued with e5 or Bf5.

. Instead of letting things unfold, black tries to rush decisions and we will see how that makes black’s middle game miserable.

Middle Game: When “Free Pieces” Become Poison!

Black thinks he can win material by trapping white’s rook with 9. Bf5??

. This looks great but if black tries to take whites rook, white can either trap black’s queen or win significant material due to black’s overextended knight (i.e. 11. Nfd2 11. Qxa1, 12. Qc2 12. Na5, 13. Qa4+ 13. Nc6, 14. Qb3 14. Na5, 15. Qb5+ Nc6, 16. Qxb7)

In addition to white winning black’s pawn on h7, black thinks he can save his queen with 15. Nb4? but after white retreats with 16. Qd1 where we now see that black’s kingside rook is now overextended! A fork!

Black is now finally able to get his queen out of the cage with 17. Qb2 which interestingly threatens to pin white’s own queen with Rc1. But after white checks and black moves his king 18. Kd8, white then moves 19. Ke2 parrying the threat.

Endgame: When Forgetting Piece Placement Kills Last Minute Attacks

It is interesting to see how black thinks he can win with 23. Bg3 but white has plenty of defenses after 24. Rf1

. Black misplaces his queen with 26. Qc5? which puts his queen in a crossfire near white’s knight on d2 making it susceptible to a fork on e4.

The final blow for black is the blunder 28. Qe3+ which looks dangerous as white’s pawn is pinned but white simply retreating with 29. Kd1

. Black’s rook, queen, and bishop are now hanging!

What can black do? Blunder of course! Which he did with 29. Qxd3. But after 30. Ne5+, black for all intents and purposes resigns.

. Well he resigns after white plays 32. Qb4+ knowing that the bishop falls and he is down too much material.

Lessons Learned:

A big lesson here is he who releases the tension first controls the direction of the game, good or bad. Being aggressive early often times backfires as we see with black blundering with 9. Bf5. One needs to first develop the minor pieces to their natural squares and let things unfold as they do. If black were to do that, the game would have equalized and white would not have been able to attack so quickly since white would need to see which side black would castle. I hope all of you enjoyed this game and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to answer!

 

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