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Attack and Defense (1)

"Attack and Defense" is a great theme in chess. You should know when and how you should attack, and when and how you have to defend


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




In the position above the attacking move 21. g5 seems to be obvious. It seems that it would open necessary files on king side. Why should White hesitate? Indeed, there is a good reason for it, because it would directly run into a decisive counter attack


 

So, White played here the 21. Qe4!, hindering the pawn sacrifice 21. ... e4!  and keeping the black bishop out of attack.

It was obviously a necessary defending move. But not only a defending move, it was also an attacking move preparing next 22. Bd3 with a dangerous diagonal battery. And, of course,  White has g5  still in reserve.

How the game went on I will show next time!

Comments


  • 18 months ago

    adrianoooo

    thank you for this wonderful tips in chess and because the chess is my best hobby so i collected best tips in it and share it at my page 

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  • 18 months ago

    hektor28

    1. g5 e4 2. fxe4 b3 3. cxb3 Bxb2

    4.Qb5 (instead of Kxb2, which is a suicide)

  • 18 months ago

    Heinrich_24

    21. Qb5 or in the g5-variation 24. Qb5?

  • 18 months ago

    hektor28

    Sorry, don't have FRITZ on my computer (and by the way no other chess program. So till now I still cannot see that the Bxb2-sacrifice is realy crushing! Just don't accept it and play for instance Qb5!

  • 18 months ago

    Heinrich_24

    By the way, coming back to the suggestion of 22. fxe4 in the g5 -variation. As Fritz shows (diagram Marcus) again the crushing Bxb2. So White did well to keep the bishop out of attack with 21. Qe4!

  • 18 months ago

    RyanMurphy5

    Very instructive position.  It is important to keep in mind our opponents counterplay when we seek to carry out our own plans.  Qe4! is a very nice move that does defend and attack simultaneously.  Thanks for sharing

  • 18 months ago

    Heinrich_24

    Thanks,Marcus! And Penny, I warn you ... once again and I will inform chess.com

  • 18 months ago

    PennytheGrandMaster

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  • 18 months ago

    Marcus-101

    As for Qb5, the computer gives -1.5

  • 18 months ago

    Marcus-101

    Fritz gives this line as better for black (a -1.00 advantage)

  • 18 months ago

    Heinrich_24

    I understand! 21. g5 e4 22. fxe4

    Well. this looks like an interesting idea. It would allow the activation of the black bishop but open the lines on king side. I don?t know what the result would be. Has anyone an idea?

  • 18 months ago

    hektor28

    What do you think about 2.fe instead of Qxe4? I mean it will allow attack and defense for white! Ex: b3 3.cb ab 4. Qxb3

  • 18 months ago

    Heinrich_24

    Qb5 looks a little bit "worried" and "submissive" to me! White hopes to reduce the black attacking pressure on queen side by queen exchange.

    My "feeling" says ( I have no engine on my PC) that it might not work well.

  • 18 months ago

    CM ilmago

    I am sure that attack and defense is a fine title for this series --- it includes the "OR" and there will be the wow factor for all those who discover the cases of the "OR" Smile

  • 18 months ago

    Shuhister

    First what I saw in this position was Qb5... Thats why I am not GM :)

  • 18 months ago

    Heinrich_24

    Thanks, Mago! That is a very good hint! May be I will call the serie "Attack and/or Defense"

  • 18 months ago

    CM ilmago

     
     

    Wow, beautiful Smile

    Such a crushing way for black to attack!!

     

    So the question here [for this first step in this position] turned out to be

    "" attack OR defense [first]" after sensing these possibilities or probably necessarily

    seeing/foreseeing all of these variations Smile

     
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