Underestimating your Opponent's Threats (3)

Underestimating your Opponent's Threats (3)

kenytiger
kenytiger
Aug 18, 2008, 9:26 PM |
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In the following position, can you see what White is threatening? Black misses it completely, because he ignores his weakness on the first rank. How can Black make his position reasonably safe?

Black sees a chance to win White's h4 pawn. Without stopping to look any further than this shallow possibility, he plays:

(Notes by Fred Reinfeld)