In this continuation of the “Climbing the Rating Ladder” series I take on players of various ratings levels while pointing out typical mistakes and spots for improvement along the way (possibly my own!? :)). Here I commentate a 10+5 game against a player rated 1553 on Chess.com. Opting for GM Daniel Naroditsky’s favorite King’s Indian Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6), my opponent chooses a somewhat unusual approach with 5.Be2 and 6.h4. Playing by feel (did I mention I’m not a King’s Indian player? :)), I go for Benoni-style central counterplay in the center with 6…c5 7.d5 e6. A few moves later I’m presented with a tactical opportunity that I hope Danya would approve!
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