F018: The Day of My Daughter’s Wedding

I enjoy looking up the history of Chess variation names. There are some truly great ones.

This is the Kalashnikov variation of the Sicilian Defense. I couldn’t find why it’s called that though.

Perhaps it’s a pun? The variation is a bit of a guerrilla branch of the Sveshnikov?

If you know, comment what it is!

Find the Blunder: Read through the game below. Somewhere amongst the moves, one player will make a blunder that would swing the game heavily in their opponent’s favor. Their opponent will not punish them for it. Your job is to identify which move was a blunder and what move should have been played to punish it.

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. N1c3 a6 7. Na3 b5 8. Be2 Nf6 9. Nd5 Nxe4 10. O-O Nf6

2 thoughts on “F018: The Day of My Daughter’s Wedding”

  1. I was able to visualize the moves but didn’t find the blunder. Played it out OTB and still didn’t find the blunder? Might have played on move 5. …Qa5 check hoping for him to blunder and hang his knight?

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