SeanGGodley Vs Nguyen Vu: Sean opens up flexibly with c4 and nc3, however Vu commits very early with 2. …e5?! White is able to exploit black’s inaccurate plan by opening the center with 8. d4 — to which black responds incorrectly by prematurely relieving the tension in the center by initiating exchanges ending in 9. …exd4?! — giving white a free hand to increase his space and pressure. White patiently builds his advance and after 18. b3 he is ready for a decisive break in the center that leads to the win of ample material. A nice game by Godley, combining active development with patient accumulation of pressure to lead to a solid win. Check out Sean’s new website Killegar Chess
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