Saturday, December 24, 2016

Pawn Chain Strategy, Fischer vs Panno 1970


This is a common pawn structure in which each pawn is supporting another; it has the head and the base.
Attack the Base of the Pawn Chain.

Example Game
W: Fischer
B: Panno
Buenos Aires 1970

1. e4 c5 sicilian defence
2. Nf3 e6
3. d3 Nc6
4. g3 g6
5. Bg2 Bg7
6. O-O Nge7
7. Re1 d6
8. c3 O-O
9. d4 cd4
10. cd4 d5
11. e5 white has closed the center and a pawn chain has been created. White-> e5 is the head, d4 is the base. Black-> d5 is the head, e6 is the base.
11..... Bd7? better is ....Nf5 followed by Qb6
12. Nc3 Rc8
13. Bf4 Na5
14. Rc1 b5
15. b3 b4
16. Ne2 Bb5
17. Qd2 Nac6
white now begins a strong king side attack
18. g4! a5? better is ....Bxe2
19. Ng3 Qb6
20. h4 Nb8
21. Bh6 Nd7
22. Qg5! Rxc1
23. Rxc1 Bxh6
24. Qxh6 Rc8
25. Rxc8+ Nxc8 black has no counterplay on the Qside
26. h5! Qd8
27. Ng5 Nf8
28. Be4!! Qe7
29. Nxh7 Nxh7
30. hxg6 fxg6
31. Bxg6 Ng5
32. Nh5 Nf3+
33. Kg2 Nh4+
34. Kg3 Nxg6
35. Nf6+ Kf7
36. Qh7+ Black resigned
Play through this game on Chessgames

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