A French Mini

The following game I played this weekend at the Marshall. My opponent made a few errors in the opening that allowed me to have both a lead in development and control of the center. From that position it was easy to generate a kingside attack with my knights. What I like about this game is the role of the knights. The pattern of two knights ganging up on the same square early in a game is something that I first remember seeing in this game, though it is also a common theme I’ve noted from Harold Keilhack’s “Knight on the Left” game collection. (speaking of early knight duos, the french, and the van geet attack, this famous game by napolean bonaparte also comes to mind.)

In any case, of the 4 games I played, I won 2 and drew 2, but this one was by far the most interesting.