Today I am sharing one of Francisco’s famous tabiyas. In chess a tabiya is a special position reached by fairly standard opening chess moves but that results in a complex starting point requiring a serious investigation. Francisco proudly showed me his homegrown theory on this particular tabiya a decade or so ago and it once again raised its ugly head to claim another victim last month.
[Event “Casual Blitz game”]
[White “Francisco Anchondo”]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.b4 cxb4 4.d4 d5 5.exd5 Qxd5 6.c4 bxc3 7.Nxc3 Qa5 8.Rb1
Qxc3+ 9.Bd2 Qa3 10.d5 Nb8 11.Bb5+ Bd7 12.Qc2 e6 13.Qc8+ Ke7 14.Qxb7 Kf6 15.Bg5+
Kg6 16.O-O Bxb5 17.Rxb5 Qa6 18.Ne5+ Kxg5 19.Nxf7+ Kf6 20.Qxa6 Nxa6 21.Nxh8 exd5
22.Rxd5 Nb4 23.Rd4 Nxa2 24.Re1 Bc5 25.Rf4+ Kg5 26.g3 Nh6 27.h4+ Kh5 28.Re5+