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I thought when I'd finished this one that I'd played particularly well. I won a pawn in the opening, simplified to a double Rook and opposite coloured Bishop ending and then attacked with the "extra piece" theme, that such endings allow.
Simple play in action:
Feel free to comment.
11.Kb1 "Kills a few bird with one stone: defends the a-pawn. gets the King off the c1-h6 diagonal and off the c-file."And prevents: 11...Qa5? (I remember I played it once too...)
Yeah, when I played Kb1, I wasn't expecting Qa5.
That lost pawn is absolutely critical by the looks of it. It's not just the pawn, it's the passive position that Black gets.
I managed to win an ending, in a game that only lasted 27 moves.
I love having my knights on c3 and d4. This is one of my favorite openings. Well played but why did you go long castle instead of developing the knight and castling kingside?
Going Kb1 after castling queenside is one of the most basic chess ideas, so lower rated players learn from that game!
Castling long is the simple main line against the Dragon, this way white can launch a kingside attack without endangering his own.
I was intending to conduct the Yugoslav Attack.... i.e. throw my King-side pawns against his fianchettoed King. The f3 pawn supports g4, h4, h5, Bh6 etc.
Here's a classic example of the Yugoslav Attack in action:
And here's an example of the Yugoslav Attack, in my hands:
Oh, interesting. I'm still a beginner with openings, since I started learning about them no more than 4 months ago. It's indeed a fair point probably proven by years of theory, although I would go O-O because I have fear of bishops on long diagonals. :)
Guess I need to learn more since my chesssense can be beaten if the enemy has it as well, while also having a lot of theory knowledge.
@Doggy: your last game's 11th move, my game http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=63326552 9th move.
GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE! ^^
Yeah, it's good to hang on to that Bishop, if possible. Fischer played it on move 11 in his game too. We all stand on the shoulders of giants.
lol. It's kind of whoever seizes the initiative first when you castle on opposite sides.
Haha, yeah. Although our cases are kind of similar, they are totally different.
Btw, you should see it very fast looking at your tactics trainer. There is a very nice tactics for black if I hadn't backed my bishop there. Why didn't I go Be3 in 9th move?
I think it would be about 1800 puzzle on TT. (although I had waaay more time than that for it xD)
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