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Analysing My Own Games: The Overworked Piece

Analysing My Own Games: The Overworked Piece

blohmoremoney
Feb 27, 2016, 1:10 AM 0

No man can serve two masters. The tactical theme of "Overworked Piece" is one of my favourites.

 

Playing the Black side of a Sveshnikov Sicilian, my opponent didn't place pressure on Black's position by fighting for the d5 square.


The Fight for d5








 

With White to move, theory is 8. Bg5 which fights for the d5 square by targetting one of the defenders of the square.

Instead, White played 7. h3 which places no immediate pressure on Black's position.


The Overworked Piece








 

White has just played 13. Qe2 in response to the attack on the light squared Bishop from the c8-Rook.

White's Queen has two jobs: defending the Bishop and protecting the c-pawn. No man can serve two masters.

Whilst I played 13. ... Nxc2, cleaner would have been 13. ... Qc7 exploiting that the Bishop can not be defended further, and the Knight at c3 is undefended.


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