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One Piece Stands Badly

One Piece Stands Badly

Dec 21, 2016, 6:01 PM 0

The old adage that if one piece stands badly, the whole position stands badly, certainly rang true for my game on the White side of a Sicilian Sveshnikov. I was very impressed with my opponent's (may have been a machine, given his account was suspended for Fair Play)) exploitation of this.

How to Develop for White?

I chose 10. Qd3 without appreciating the tempo that would be gained on my Queen and the difficult position she would be forced in to.
We are taught not to develop the Queen early, for your opponent will gain tempo on your Queen. I found my game an example of this.
I particularly like Black's Nb4, Bg5 and Qa5 ultimately placing enough pressure on me to induce a3 which tactically fails due to the undefended nature of the Queen.

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