Fight For Your Knights

Fight For Your Knights

blohmoremoney
blohmoremoney
Jul 3, 2016, 2:42 AM |
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In analysing my game where I was on the Black side of a Queen's Indian and lost (https://www.chess.com/blog/blohmoremoney/believe-in-your-own-ideas), I had much trouble finding how to improve on 18. ... Qc6.
 
GM Bojkov suggested that it's really the Black Knights that have much difficulty getting involved in the game.
I had attempted to use the Knight to blockade at c6, but a more active continuation is to seek a home at c4 as per the following.

I really like this ... h5 idea, sacrificing the a-pawn to prepare Kingside weakening and likely perpetual check.

This game analysis has helped me appreciate that I must strive to get the most for my pieces. Avoid passivity!