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Hi Black_Locust. Pawns are strong attackers, but once they advance, they leave huge weaknesses behind and they can never return. On move 15 your rook at h4 could have caused devastation by going behind enemy lines at h8, picking up minor pieces and pawns on the way.
Welcome pawn advances. Once you have found a way through them, you can cause chaos behind the lines. Have a look at the French Defence, my favourite response to 1. e4. It encourages the white pawns to advance, then slowly destroys them.
Wow, thanks. That rook move you propose at 15 is the HUGE opportunity I missed! Even reviewing the game, I didn't see it.
Here's a second game that I played against FM Asa Hoffman.
The position became so deep that upon analysis, Fritz couldn't help.
I lost to an extremely aggressive queen last night.
I think 2 ... Nh6 would have been a much better move.
Black_Locust, every chess player who has ever lived has fallen to that opening trick before, I think XD Better response would have been 2...Nc6, develops, and covers the e pawn. Also, 3. Ne7 would have saved some material.
Thanks, soothsayer8. Those suggestions make sense.
@Black locust defend e5 and then play g6
"Reykjavik Open, Round 9 | Commentary by FM Ingvar Johannesson & Fiona Steil-Antoni"
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