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In this game, I sacrificed a pawn early on for the positional advantage of an unopposed dark squared bishop.
I loved them moves with the knight to get both the rook and queen off the board but then again I love them undiscovered checks!!!
Who was your opponent? Nice game!
Those queenside Pawns are just hot, and this game is a good example of why. Black really needs to play 9...0-0 and both sides have chances. It's a question of whether White can put his pair of Bishops to use before Black exploits the c-Pawns.
great queen sac!!!
ozzie - pretty game - but I rather think its value is greatly diminished by the fact that Black didn't play ...d5 and allowed you to play Qd6 for free. At least ...d5 would have made you prove your compensation for the pawns.
that was beautiful. Meniscus' game was beautiful too xD
That was one slick game!
cool game. check out the tactics from a 15 min game i played last night-- also an early pawn sack to destroy the structure
What do you mean? Black HAD to defend, or else he would get mated quickly...
Wow, very entertaining! A windmill and a king hunt. Fantastic tactics. Two questions -- What was the time control? Did you look at 10. Nxc6 ? If so, what did you think?
Thanks for the explanation.
Being weak on the dark squares does not imply being strong on the light squares. In this case, he is weak on the dark squares because of my Ba3 - Qd6 maneuver, but since I have 2 bishops he is not strong on the light squares. Perhaps his biggest problem in this game is being undeveloped.
More generally, if you only have one bishop then your pawns can defend the other color squares. For example, with a c6-d5-e6 structure and the c8 bishop gone (perhaps via Bg4xf3), the dark squared bishop is very important. It would not be good, generally speaking, to exchange the f8 bishop for a knight + pawn, leaving white with a strong unopposed dark squared bishop. I mean, in order to do that, you'd have to virtually guarantee entering an endgame a pawn up in order to be ok.
Nice win. I've never quite understood the light-squares versus dark-squaresconcepts. I see how you took advantage of the dark squares but should youropponent spend his time just defending the dark-squares or try playing for offense on the light squares or a combination of both?
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