Thoughts on a random Italian
Hi Chess.com readers,
This is my first in a series of "thoughts"on chess.
tips/ warnings when reading this:
1. Go at your own pace. I do not advise just "buzzing" through the game - most of what these articles will be about is conceptual and less "repetition."
2. If something does not make sense, ask! Just remember to click "track this post" so you will be notified when I reply to your question.
3. This is a "thoughts" article, so it may seem a bit weird. The format resembles what would go on in one's head. I might put some restrictions on what one side could do just to reach a certain position of interest.
Now let's get started!
Before we get started, we do need to be familiar with the following famous trap:
If you read the title of this blog post and thought I was going to describe a beautiful Italian denizen that I had just met, then I am sorry to disappoint. I refer to, actually, the chess opening known as the Italian.
But is it really a threat? This is the main idea that we will be looking at today.
For example, take a look at the following enticing variations:
1) White takes the bishop:
2) White flees left
3) White is only left with:
I plan on writing these articles every Thursday or Friday, so it could be seen as a small thing to look forward to at the end of the week.