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Hi everyone welcome to my YouTube channel today we are again going to

study about the Krasenkow Variation. This is in connection to my previous

YouTube video entitled "How to avoid main lines of Nimzo and Bogo Indian"

I'm going to present to you my game against Grandmaster Rogelio Antonio Jr.

in the 2001 Philippine Open Grand Finals but first please let us check the

Diagram A endgame problem, as we can see there are five pawns of white and five

pawns of black but there is an over-extended pawn at g5.. do you

think this is disadvantage to the white side or advantage so let us see, this is

your homework or assignment, good luck. Now let us go to the Diagram B to study

a middle game position. If we go back to move 15, I played Bc4 then my

opponent played e5 then I played Bishop b2 and then black castled. After that I

played Qc2 which threatening Qg6 check, but there is much better

way to play this position if we go back from castling there is Nh4.

This is the position that we are going to focus to study in the main game so

let us go to the bigger chessboard. Let's start by playing Nf3, so Nf6

c4 , e6, Nc3, Bb4 then g4 This is the Krasenkow variation a line

of play to disrupt the normal process of development of the black formation, as we

continue at h6, it prevents g5 push, Rg1, b6 is

another line against Krasenkow variation. so h4 trying to gain momentum to

push g5 to attack night at f6. Bb7. g5 attacking the knight, hxg5, hxg5, Nh5

and then e3, this is to support knight at f3 and not allowing Black Knight at h5

to jump to f4 square. g6 this move supports knight at h5. Be2 supports

knight also at f3. Qe7, Nb5 attacking the c7 pawn, d5, a3, attacking the

Bishop, Bd6, d4, developing Nd7 b4 threatening move c5 trapping the

bishop at d6, now pawn takes, Bishop takes ,e5, Bb2 and Black castles as I

move Qc2 to let us analyze this position after

Nh4 so if black moves Kh7 and then there is this move Nf5 if

Bishop takes check, then just move King to f1, the knight at f5 is attacking the

Queen at e7, if Queen d8 then axb4, as we go back Nh4 then there's

another move if exd4 then there is this Ng6

which is winning, another move which is Be4 trying to protect the g6 pawn

but there's f3 move if Bf5 ,Knight takes bishop, gxf5 for Queen is

attacking the knight at h5 then if Ng7 dxe5 it's winning for white as we go

back to the original position after castling then if Qc2 then Kh7

Be2 protecting the night at f3, a6 Knight takes bishop, pawn takes, de5

de5, now Queen c7 attacking the Bishop at b7 and pinning the knight now

Bishop takes Knight, Bishop takes Bishop Rac8 attacking the Queen at c7

Qb7 sidestepping Rc2 attacking the bishop at b2, Bishop

takes Knight, Rook takes Bishop, Bg4 attacking the knight which is pinned, Rook

supports, Rook attacks, Queen g5 then this is the good move Rg3 now the

Rook and knight can not protect the pawn at f7 if the

knight moves so continuously Kg7, Rook takes, Rook takes Queen takes,

Now it's one piece up, Qh4 trying to check at h1 but there's this

move Queen d5 preventing the check now Qe7 protecting the pawn at e5

King f1, Rb1 check, Kg2 now the king is safe from this position, white

now is winning. Ra1 attacking a3, e4 , Rook at g3 protecting the pawn at

a3 now Re1, Bf5, a5 attacking the pawn at b4, now Qd2, Rb1

then Rh3 the threat is Qh6 trying to mate the king at h8 now

Qf6 preventing mate at h8, Qh6 check, Kg8, Rc3 trying to mate at

c8 square Rd1 to the rescue, b5 trying to

have a strong square at Rc6 attacking the Queen. Rd8 trying to support

against that check. Bg4 trying to maneuver to Bishop e2 to c4. Qe7

Be2, Qd7 now Rh3 which is threatening mate at h8

I hope you like this game and I hope you are inspired to use Krasenkow variation

in your upcoming games most especially if your opponent is using Bb4

line, so I Thank you so much for watching and supporting my YouTube channel God

Bless.. bye..

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