Keep both ideas in play

Sep 7, 2009, 10:41 AM |

In this game, I played as black. The game started out with the king's gambit accepted, but I blew it and soon, white had huge coverage of the center. Then it sort of went downhill from there. However, when I thought the winner was clear, I came up with a win.


This shows an important point. You have to be able to keep the pressure going, but also at the same time keeping an eye on your king. You have to have both to continue a successful attack, otherwise one of them is given up usually. Now that this point has been established, let's look at what white should have done. (The puzzle has annotations; finish it and go back to view them)

Hope someone learned something today!

Give me insight and tell me what you think. This is my first blog I have ever made, so I want to see whether it will work in the long run or not.