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You know what, you're right Adam.
I'm just here now to get the most out of my time invested in this stupid thread by responding to diagrams to the best of my ability. Where I am wrong (as shown with some of my ideas of the first diagram that socialista provided), I get something in return when people share their more accurate solutions and thoughts.
As of now though, I think it's time we finally close the book on this thread and create a new one with an actual discussion on the motives behind moves.
I have been adopting imperfect_luck's philosophy and finding that my game has improved. I came here just to thank him.
Also, Eric, thank you for your opening flashcards. We'll just have to agree to disagree on the subject what Imperfect may or may not have said.
Thank you. I have to work on increasing the number of lines in my cards.
In the second diagram, which socialista calls "Life or Death", Black has to decide what to do with his dark square bishop. This position is more a question of which response preserves the most tempo and development prospects for Black: retreat or trade bishop for knight? The question remains what to do with the queen after both responses. This one's tough, because a trade gives White the bishops pair, in a position that's about to open up real fast. There's no good for Black, it seems, but my hunch is trade the bishop, and place the Queen in an active square afterwards, perhaps Qb6 or Qc7.
Yeah, you are right even when the best move there is Bxc3, after that black still have to defend for a while before equalizing.
wow!...you are a mentalist!
may the force be with you
lol this thread
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