Simple Dangerous Openings: The Bishop's Opening
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(4) Hagarova,Zuzana (2352) - Mamedjarova,Zeinab (2345) [C30]
EU-chT (Women) Plovdiv (3), 13.10.2003

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 Bc5 4.Nc3 a6 5.f4 d6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.f5 The common plan of closing the game and pawn storming. 7...h6 8.Qe2 Bd7 9.a3 To preserve white's white squared bishop just in case black decides to play Na5. 9...Qe7 10.Nd5 I'm not too pleased with this move. Perhaps Bd2 is better... waiting for Black to decide where to castle. 10...Nxd5 11.Bxd5 0-0-0 12.c3 g6 13.fxg6 fxg6 14.b4 Bb6 15.Be3 Bxe3 16.Qxe3 Rdf8 17.a4 Black's position is precarious because White has a queenside pawn storm attack! 0-1

(5) Pugh,Derek (2080) - James,Stephen (1880) [C28]
BCF-chT4 0304 (4NCL) West Bromwich (2.1), 23.11.2003

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nc6 4.d3 Bc5 5.f4 0-0 6.Nf3 Ng4 One of the things you have to watch out for when playing the Bishop's opening is this move, Ng4. White's dark squares are none too protected. White is able to beautifully refute black's move here though. 7.Ng5 d5 Desperation. 8.Nxd5 h6 9.f5 Great move! 9...Nf2 10.Qh5 Nxh1 11.f6 Excellent! 11...Nd4 12.Qg6 Nxc2+ [12...fxg6 13.Ne7+ Kh8 14.Nxg6# ] 13.Kf1 And mate is next! 1-0

(6) Short,Nigel D (2690) - Haddouche,Mohamed Amine (2173) [C30]
MCA sim Ajelat, 28.03.2003

1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5 3.Nf3 d6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bc4 Nc6 6.d3 White has achieved the basic Bishop's Opening position. 6...a6 7.f5 Closing the kingside for a possible pawn storm attack. 7...Na5 8.Bg5 c6 9.a3 Nxc4 10.dxc4 The exchange of the bishop created an open d-file. Black's pawn on d6 will come under attack because it is a backward pawn. 10...Qe7 11.Qd3 b5 12.b4 Ba7 13.Rd1 Bb8 14.0-0 0-0 15.Kh1 Bb7 16.Nd2 White converts his grip in the center to a kingside attack. 16...Bc7 17.Qh3 Rad8 18.Rf3 bxc4 19.Rg3 d5 20.Qh4 Rd6 21.Nxc4 Rfd8 22.Nxd6 Rxd6 23.Rh3 1-0

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