Member Analysis: Bishops or Knights?

linlaoda
NM linlaoda
Dec 8, 2014, 1:26 AM |
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Now we stop for a puzzle. How can Black make use of his better position?


This was just one example of the tactical possibilities in the position, with the vulnerable White knight and strong Black dark bishop, a tactic was ripe for picking. Black missed this chance:

White has a large advantage, how should you set up the pieces?

The anti-knight strategy is to take away outposts. In this case, the black knight can enter e4 with a strong position, and thus White should play for f3! followed by positioning the Bishop and Queen on the long diagonal and doubling the rooks on the d-file

White played differently:

 

 In this game there were some missed opportunities by both players, but nonetheless it featured a nice rivalry between bishops and knights.

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