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Indeed. I just left off since it's White's game to win by this point anyway.
I find that the Ba3! move is an unexpected shot to a lot of people in those types of positions.
Must be. The reason is they say you shouldn't put your bishop on the sides.
True. In this case, however, I think the justification is pretty obvious.
There we go. I'm the winning side on all games. Bolster my ego furth--I mean analyse the game.
Some nice shots in those games...Of course with a lot of help. But, nicely played. I definitely can't analyze any games where the dutch gets crushed ;P. But, you should really post some games you have lost.
bxe5...White still seems to get the advantage
btw weapon king. I don't know if you noticed. But post 43 was some analysis of the actual game you played that you drew.
Yeah, I saw that. Since the position's drawish to begin with, there's not much of anything FOR me to threaten. The Nf5-d6-e4 idea was to simply hold the position together. Black can't really improve his kingside any more, and any queenside action looks like it will favor White. Might seem unambitious, but it's foolish to ruin your position simply out of boredom.
And on your last post...
Very interesting. I have to look deeper into that.
Which position are you talking about, Owlmoon?
Your post above.
Oh. Sorry, it just seems like we have two or three discussions going at once in here.
Here's one for you. 1. e4 b5??
Wow. Interesting game above. I wonder what your opponent was thinking.
You aren't reading my notes!!...the c pawn isn't actually there in the position you had
and @weapon king the fact is you HAVE to play actively w/ b-b5 because your light square bishop is basically dead and his is helping a kingside attack (which you were lucky he didn't try). Read post 43 again closely
I realized that the c7 pawn was not there. I also realize that Black has a problemchild on c8. I'm also aware of the fact that Black's chances lie on the queenside. I'd be foolish to not know the basic ideas behind the openings and defenses that I play.
I simply don't buy that White has an overwhelming advantage. If he's that hell-bent on holding on to c5, then by all means, let him. Blind materialism gets punished in chess.
If you realized that the c7 pawn wasn't there then why in your line did you play c6 in response to b-b5?
And it still seems as though you didn't read post 43(or didn't understand what I was saying)
"And your n-e7-f5-d6-e4 idea can't be right. Even if you get the knight to e4 are you really threatening anything? By the way white can either prevent it with g4 and your dead bishop and cramped knights aren't going to make his king unsafe(while there is a pawn storm looming-but white can build up slowly as he would like-maybe k-h1, r-g1 or a rook lift, n-f6, f5 etc..keep in mind these are all just ideas.). Or he can play k-h1 and after your n-f5 let g4 accelerate his attack.
My thoughts...I thought the ne7 idea was best to possibly play bd7 -b4 if allowed(the doubled pawn can be pushed-double minority attack). Well, if white takes the bishop....aren't we happy that we have taken away an attacker against our kingside "
I have bolded some of the points I think you are missing in the previous post(no need to get defensive by the way.). That light squared bishop is an important attacker against your king(even if your opponent didn't use it in the game) and that pawn storm is very dangerous it seems to me(especially if you just sit on your position)
edit....The bold didn't look very bold so I tried italicizing-see if that works
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