Drum Gamecast: Iwu vs. Adu

NM Okechukwu Iwu vs. IM Oladapo Adu

The Chess Drum presents its latest gamecast lecture in an instructive game between two Nigerians, National Master Okechukwu Iwu and International Master Oladapo Adu. The game had some interesting themes including a positional exchange sacrifice leading to lasting pressure. The game ends in a tactical skirmish. Very exciting! Enjoy!

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Daaim Shabazz

Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

One Comment

  1. Thanks to Adu for that insite. Great game!
    When faced with this 3.b4?! move as black against Cinky Boikanya at the BOtswana National Champ qualifies 24/02/2012 my reaction was ooh!, really? our game game went 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.b4 Bg7 4. Bb2 0-0 5.g3 and I sat to think…
    a) I play both king’s indian and Grundfeld so whose idea can i use!
    b). In many openings( ruy lopez for instance) if black plays …b5 white can expose black’s queen side with a4″ can I reverse the colors?.
    c) White seems to lack in development,or so i thought….black must do something now to undermine the b4 weakness,
    So I went 5..d5! (as in the grundfeld) 6.cxd a5! as in spanish! 7. b5, clever! (7.bxa5 Qxd5 8.Nc3 Qxa5 black threats…Ne4 with advantage)
    7… Qxd5 8.Nc3 Qd8 (perhaps 8…Qh5) 9.Bg2 c6 10.0-0 cb5? a move of a man who has been surprised?
    I had spent abt 10min looking at 10….Ne4 to exchange on c3 and exchage queens. White will have a weak queen side and black has some posibilities with a passed pawn! but I thougt its equal, I wanted more!?

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