Move order

Just a little practical example of something I often talk about: move order in analysis.

If you have a good idea, try it with a different order of moves: it might be even better!

For example:

[Event "Peter Rooke Semi-Final"]
[Site "Teignmouth"]
[Date "2013.01.25"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Amos, J."]
[Black "Ariss, John A"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A20"]
[PlyCount "26"]
[EventDate "2013.01.25"]
[EventType "team-match"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
1. c4 e5 2. g3 f5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nc3 O-O 6. e3 a6 7. Nge2 Qe8 8. a3
Nc6 9. b4 Ba7 10. Qb3 d6 11. O-O Ne7 12. b5 Rb8 13. a4 a5


Here White piled on the pressure with 14.c5+, soon followed by b5-b6.

Try it the other way around:

[Event "VARIATION"]
[Site "Teignmouth"]
[Date "2013.01.25"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Amos, J."]
[Black "Ariss, John A"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A20"]
[PlyCount "31"]
[EventDate "2013.01.25"]
[EventType "team-match"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
1. c4 e5 2. g3 f5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nc3 O-O 6. e3 a6 7. Nge2 Qe8 8. a3
Nc6 9. b4 Ba7 10. Qb3 d6 11. O-O Ne7 12. b5 Rb8 13. a4 a5
14.b6 cxb6 (14...Bxb6 15.c5+ Qf7 16.Qxf7+ Rxf7 17.cxb6 cxb6 18.Ba3 with an extra piece) 15.Nb5 Ra8 16.Nc7 {winning at least the exchange} 

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