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Balogh Defense

  • #21
    penandpaper0089 wrote:

    Black has two weaknesses in the position and White didn't lose anything for it. It's just really hard for Black if he doesn't castle long. At least then he can get some tactical chances.>>>

    Assuming that you're correct, and I doubt it, you're contending that opposite castling makes it all fine for black? This really doesn't seem very logical. The same weaknesses still exist and black's attack is still slower. White fared poorly against Nakamura because white didn't push his attack home.

  • #22
    Optimissed wrote:
    penandpaper0089 wrote:

    Black has two weaknesses in the position and White didn't lose anything for it. It's just really hard for Black if he doesn't castle long. At least then he can get some tactical chances.>>>

    Assuming that you're correct, and I doubt it, you're contending that opposite castling makes it all fine for black? This really doesn't seem very logical. The same weaknesses still exist and black's attack is still slower. White fared poorly against Nakamura because white didn't push his attack home.

    Black has problems regardless of where he castles. The point is that you've got some weaknesses but you can castle long and hack at White's king. You don't play this because it's good. You play it because you want to just attack and try to outplay your opponent in the complications.

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