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I lost this 90 min over the board game as Black mostly because I got into time trouble and blundered. I stopped writing when I had three min remaining and my opponent had about seven.
White's 2.e5?! allows black to get a type of French defence where the light squared bishop is out of the pawn chain. It's pretty much an equal game however, white is rated +1800 and i'm around 1680, so it's not surprising that he won in an open position with the clock expiring. Anyway, hope you could help me out and post an opinion. Thanks.
I thought the old answer for 2. e5 was 2...c5, keeping d4 under control and stranding the e-pawn way out in the center.
I think if anything because your bishop was out of the pawn chain you had the advantage something like a french advance on blacks perspective and you probably shouldn't have captured on d4 so soon and kept the tension. My guess is 7...Be4 threatening to remove one of the d4 pawn defenders
Strange question in a way as jumping to the final position you don't seem at first glance to be losing. 61. Rh2, Kg7... now what?
Im in no way an expert on this opening but i do play the Schandinavian/Icelandic Gambit. What i have discovered is that after white pushes e5 and black plays bf5 you trade off the light squared bishop ASAP. Because what happens as in your game, your left with the light squared bishop wityh all of your pawns on light squares, and your opponents pawns on dark squares.
Can someone explain why the final position is a loss? It looks like no progress can be made.
is it zugzwang? any rook move except rd2 hangs a pawn, then if rd2, then Qe3 wins a pawn, right? a queen move either gets mated or hangs material. thats crazy! im convinced there is no move white can make without making his position worse.
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