Poisoned Pawns

IM attilaturzo
Jun 26, 2016, 12:38 PM |

In a simul game I got a position which I predicted to happen. It is a typical opening mistake which good if you know and prevent it, and good if you know and if your opponent plays it then you know how to win.

Eldin sacrificed his d-pawn, because he thought he will win back in the next move, which he did, but the pawn was poisoned and could be won by a double-attack with the queen. Next time, better to win back the pawn immediately or continue with pawn down and counterplay.


In an other game I was able to win an other knight in similar way:

Save your pawns and double-check if the one you want to capture is really free or poisoned! 


Please share your ideas and questions! 


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