Bulldog Chess with Witch and Guard (PerpetuallyPinned vs Marks1420)

captaintugwash

i3 is hardly ideal but it shuts the diagonal and gives me time to increase the pressure on f5.

h4 followed by Gh3 seemed interesting, but I just didn't see the threat so didn't see the need to give up a pawn.

captaintugwash

New page, this board again because this is the critical point of the game.

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Marks1420

h4 seems suicidal. The rook on e1 is hanging. Though that is more evidence that the rook belongs on d1.

captaintugwash

f5 is pinned because because of Qi8#, which is why I was going for that pawn.

captaintugwash

I think I was considering giving up the rook for bishop because Gg4 is coming, and a guard on f5 is a beast.

captaintugwash

h4 probably is bad though.

Not seeing a problem with i3 though, other than weakening my pawn structure a little.

Marks1420

i3 and I think white has an advantage. 

captaintugwash

Rad1 instead of Rae1 was the difference. If you attack the knight I have Rhe1 to cover it.

captaintugwash

Maybe even Nxf4 Rxf4 Gg3 Rf8 Gg4

captaintugwash

Oh wait ignore that one, the knight doesn't protect the guard.

captaintugwash

Ok I'm done with post mortem. Time to watch the snooker. Yes, we actually watch snooker.

Marks1420

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HolographWars

Didn't see the checkmate until it was mentioned... I'm definitely not as strong as I used to be.