Van Geet opening, Waddington v Peirson white move 7 (no2)

Mike Waddington v Steve Peirson, Van Geet 170419
A full analysis of this game was completed in July '18, soon after it was played



Alan Dommett annotated this game last year – it is the first game under “Games”, Main Menu bar.

In 2011, also in a Van Geet, Mike Waddington played 7. Bb5ch, but as Alan explains below, he tried 7. b4 this time


In M Waddington-V Homolka (Dorset Open, 2011) Mike tried 7.Bb5+ Nc6 8.b4 dxc3 9.bxc5 cxd2+ 10.Bxd2 Bc7 11.0–0 Nge7 12.Qc2 0–0 13.Rfd1 and secured a slight edge that proved insufficient, the game being drawn in 68 moves.  

7…dxc3 8.bxc5 Bxc5 9.Bb5+  

The same intermezzo check as in the Homolka game, except that here the black-squared bishop is more exposed”