London Chess Classic Round 7 Game of the Day


Here is the 2011 London Chess Classic Game of the Day video by IM Andrew Martin for round 7. The opening is the Becker Defense of the King’s Gambit Accepted between Nigel Short as White and Luke McShane playing Black.

A quick note about the Becker Defense of the King’s Gambit Accepted (from Wikipedia): The Becker Defence (3.Nf3 h6), has the idea of creating a pawn chain on h6, g5, f4 to defend the f4 pawn while avoiding the Kieseritzky Gambit; Black will not be forced to play …g4 when White plays to undermine the chain with h4. White has the interesting option of 4. b3, though the main line continues with 4.d4 g5 and will usually transpose to lines of the Classical after 5.d4 d6 6.Bc4 Bg7.

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