I attempted to play simple and solid chess, a standard QGD style game. We both developed and castled, however Black went on the offensive first with less strategy than was required. By removing his Queen from the Kings defense along with the dark square Bishop and Knight, there wasn’t much in the way of dealing with my counter attack. As you can see by the final position in the game below, the Queen, both Bishops a rook and the single Knight are all on the Queen side of the board rather than the King side.
A short 12 move game where both sides were aggressive. The major difference was that I was aggressive with a plan and Black seemed to be aggressive and uncoordinated.
A trap that happens occasionally in the exchange QGD where the pinned Knight is double attack and reinforcements are too few to prevent the lose of a Queen or many of the minor and major pieces. The game only lasts 16 moves, by that time Black has lost his Queen and the King is in a precarious spot in the middle of the board.