Annotated Chess Game 11581669 by moonbus
Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defence
moonbus white, 64squaresofpain black, initial ratings within 50 points, notes by moonbus.
1... e5 2. Ng1f3 Nb8c6 3. Bf1b5 Ng8f6
Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defence.
This is the book line. Anything else is too passive.
4... Nc6xd4 5. Nf3xd4 exd4 6. e5 Nf6d5
This is so far a standard book line. At this juncture, black can also play ... Ne4.
7. Qd1xd4 c6 8. Bb5c4 Qd8b6 9. Qd4e4
Threatening to win a pawn with BxNd5.
Black instead creates counter threats and tries to wrest the initiative.
10. O-O Nd5e7
If black had played this retreat last move, it would have blocked in the dark-squared bishop.
Threatening to play Na4 and trade off black's active bishop.
Black ignores white's threats and tries to wrest the initiative.
12. exd6 Bc5xd6 13. Rf1d1
Watch out, the bishop is en prise.