Craig Evans Sunday, March 11, 2018
I have been criticised in the past for my game analysis being not-too-serious, and not offering enough insight into positions. Whilst the educated amongst us will know that this is both a ridiculous and a false criticism, I thought I would look at a game from one of the top players in Wales to see what golden nuggets I could glean from it for the eager improving player.
What a waste of time that was. It turns out that 2300 players aren't even taking the game seriously any more in CC. Moves such as 5...a6 have been employed by quirky free spirits with mixed results over the years, but white decides to take the mickey with 7.Qe2, a move so patently awful that the in-built language filter censors any attempt to give a full description.
So, the only lesson I can really give you here is: Never, ever, ever play 7.Qe2.*
[*Disclaimer: The author is an idiot. Do not follow any chess advice from him. There are almost certainly some openings in which 7.Qe2 is a good move, although I am struggling to think of any right now. Actually, no, he's probably right**. It's a truly awful move.]
[**Disclaimer to the disclaimer: This was also written by the author, and as such cannot be trusted either. Never trust a person talking in third-person.]