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#4: Dark squared attack

In this game, I sacrificed a pawn early on for the positional advantage of an unopposed dark squared bishop.

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  • 4 years ago

    blackfirestorm666

    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!!!

  • 4 years ago

    h777

    Who was your opponent? Nice game!

  • 4 years ago

    ysyss

    Nice win...

  • 4 years ago

    Jpatrick

    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.

  • 4 years ago

    dazbedford

    great queen sac!!!

  • 4 years ago

    marvellosity

    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.

  • 4 years ago

    shuttlechess92

    that was beautiful. Meniscus' game was beautiful too xD

  • 4 years ago

    Webhead

    That was one slick game!

  • 4 years ago

    meniscus

    cool game. check out the tactics from a 15 min game i played last night-- also an early pawn sack to destroy the structure

  • 4 years ago

    SaintPedronik

    What do you mean? Black HAD to defend, or else he would get mated quickly... Laughing

  • 4 years ago

    Eternal_Patzer

    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?

  • 4 years ago

    zankfrappa

        
         Thanks for the explanation.

  • 4 years ago

    NM ozzie_c_cobblepot

    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.

  • 4 years ago

    zankfrappa




          

     

     


         Nice win.  I've never quite understood the light-squares versus dark-squares
    concepts.  I see how you took advantage of the dark squares but should your
    opponent 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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