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GM Gadir Guseinov: 2. Nf3 versus the "French Defense"

06/11/2021 –   GM Gadir  Guseinov is one of the top players representing Azerbaijan. His teammates are Super GMs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimur Radjabov, Rauf Mamedov and Arkadij Naiditsch will be top contenders for the 2022 World Chess Olympiad. GM Gadir Guseinov’s play is mysteriously dangerous as shown in our featured 2 games.

I chose his 2. Nf3 setup versus the French Defense because it brings pieces out coordinately and always ahead of tempo as well. Study his games if you like his style. His king is always safe and plays methodically. Enjoy your coffee…

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CHESS BLOG No. 44 : Date: 6th November 2021

Black played the 3...de4 capture

1st Game : Check diagram below (GAME VIEWER 1)

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The climax of the game when black played 7...b6. GM Gadir Guseinov did not waste time on creating more weaknesses, a little bit of this and that, when the opportunity came with the move 16. Bg5!!! The game is over.

2nd Game: Check diagram below (GAME VIEWER 2)

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Black played the solid 3...Nf6 which is typical of the French Defense theme. GM Gadir   Gusheinov castled queenside in the intention of moving the g pawn to disrupt black's kingside position.  Upon reaching the tactic move 18. Bg7!!!  black has no option but to resign after a few moves.

GAME VIEWER 1

GAME VIEWER 2

ENDGAME CORNER - SOLVE THE PROBLEM BELOW

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