Francisco Friday for 6/3/2022

Popular with beginners who strictly follow the time honored opening principles they have been taught, The Four Knights Opening has a reputation of leading to a rather dull positional game. However, Francisco Anchondo makes a habit of taking an opening with a dull reputation and running it through a metaphoric knife sharpener until it can split hairs. The game below shows one of Francisco’s well thought out ideas for black in the Four Knights Opening that is razor sharp and battle tested.

[Event “Casual Blitz game”]

[Date “2022.03.09”]

[White “Anonymous”]

[Black “Francisco Anchondo”]

[Result “0-1”]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bc5 5.O-O d6 6.d3 a6 7.Be3 Nd4 8.Bxd4 Bxd4

9.Nd5 c6 10.Nxf6+ Qxf6 11.c3 Ba7 12.h3 h5 13.Nh2 g5 14.Qe2 g4 15.h4 Qxh4 16.b4

g3 17.Bxf7+ Kxf7 18.Qf3+ Ke8 19.Rfd1 Qxh2+ 20.Kf1 Bg4 21.Qxg3 Qh1#


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Published by chessmusings

Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Chris Torres served as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy from 2005-2020 and currently is recognized as a correspondence chess master with the United States Chess Federation. Since 1998 Chris Torres has taught 6 individual national champions as well as led multiple school teams to win national championship titles. In addition, Chris Torres has directed and taught at 10 different schools which have been California State Champions at chess. In 2011 and 2012, several former and current students of Chris Torres have been selected to represent the United States at the World Youth Chess Championships. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists.

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