Morss - Raines [D35]
The Black pieces in this game were under the direction of David Raines of Seward, Nebraska.
Position after 11. O-O-O. This position is more favorable to White than the main lines of the QGD Exchange Variation. Because of his substantial lead in piece activity, he can launch a kingside pawn-storm with little to fear from a response in kind on the opposite wing.
This intuitive move is nevertheless much too slow.
Position after 13...Bb7.
White remains better after this routine move, but it is slow.
Black offers a piece.
# Position after 17...Bxf6.
I decided not to accept the piece but instead pursue my kingside attack directly.
Position after 24...dxe4.
Not a very good game by either player, but one nevertheless illustrative of White's chances in this variation.