Thursday, November 22, 2007

Exhibition

May I invite you to a guided tour in the Museum of Deviant Art?
Here you find all futile efforts from white to avoid the main line Leningrad Dutch and deviations in the Polar Bear by black. The Polar Bear is an invention of the Icelandic grandmaster Henrik Danielsen.It is based on the Leningrad Dutch with reversed colors. In a later stadium I intend to add the correct way of playing. If you can help me with that I would appreciate it. The source is my internet games.

Cat.no.1 "Pre-Trompovsky"
Oil on canvas

1.d4 f5 2.Bg5






















Black to move

2. ... Nf6 would be wrong because Bxf6 would clog up your kingside pawns.


Cat.no.2 "Trompovsky"

1.d4 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Bg5






















Black to move

3. ... g6 is wrong because Bxf6 clogs up your kingside pawns

Cat.no.3 "Post-Trompovsky"

1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bg5 Bg7 5.Bxf6 Bxf6 6.e4























Black to move

I played here 6. ... d6, but I didn't like the position after 7.e5 dxe5


Cat.no.4 "Hindrance of castling #1"

1.d4 f5 2.Bg5 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.exf5 Bxf5 6.Nf3 Nf6 7.Bc4























Black to move

It is not clear what is the best way to deal with this kind of hindrance.


Cat.no.5 "Hindrance of castling #2" 1.d4 f5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 g6 4.Bc4






















Black to move

Ditto.

De following paintings are from our collection "Polar Bear" inspired by the Icelandic artist GM Henrik Danielsen.

Cat.no.6 "There's a hole in my pocket #1"

1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 Bf5 4.Bg2 e6 5.O-O Nf6 6.d3 Be7 7.c3 h6 8.Qe1 b5 9.Nh4 Bh7 10.e4 dxe4 11.dxe4 Qd3






















White to move

Not exactly where you want your opponents queen.

Cat.no.7 "There is a hole in my pocket #2"

1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 Bf5 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.O-O e6 6.d3 Bb4 7.c3 Be7 8.Qe1 O-O 9.Nh4
Bg4 10.e4 dxe4 11.dxe4 Qd3






















White to move

I played here 12.h3, what is not the brightest move, to say the least. But I should have avoided this position in the first place of course.

4 comments:

  1. Almost makes me want to play this opening again....

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  2. The Polar Bear is an invention of the Icelandic grandmaster Henrik Danielsen.

    Invent, invent... With all due respect, eversince i came across his PB system i couldn't help but thinking it is just Bird's Opening.

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  3. You will find in the book of Timothy Taylor "Bird' S Opening", chapter four "the Leningrad Bird" full analyzes of games played by GM Danielsen THE specialist of this opening...

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