The Knight on f7 or f2

Mar 28, 2012, 3:55 PM |

If you like to cause havoc to your opponent, then your knight deverses to be on the square f7 ( if you are playing as white) of f2 ( if you are playing as black). Now why is it so good to have your knight there, well look at the diagram:  

        Now the the knight is forking both the rook and the queen! If black wants to keep those pieces then he/she must capture with his king, thus preventing his/her ablitly to castle! Now even though you just lost your knigh but your oppoenet king will be less protected and easier to check. Now isn't that great! It is also possible if you are playing black:                                                                                                      

         Now you must be wondering how do youget your khight there? Well that simple. Look at the diagram:                                                     

 And if you are playing as black: 

 Now, how will you opponent handle this. It really depend on the sitiuation. For example:  

  Now the king can't capture because the bishop is protecting the kinght, so the black queen can move to e7 and let the rook be captured. or the king castle and let this happen: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 Bc5 5. Nxf7 O-O 6. Nxd8+ Kh8. Now most of the time the king is able to capture. There is a way to prevent this at move five. Most of the times the king can capture, but like I said it will prevent castling. Now I will tell you how to prevent this from happening to you. Well one answer is to capture the knight when it sarrives, or the better choice would be to prevent the knight from coming. For eample :    

 The queen is preventing the knight from coming to e7. Now I hope you have undersand the importance of a knight on e7 or e2. 

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