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1/31/2014 - Awkward King Positioning

  • #221

    Nice

  • #222
    Bryan681972 wrote:
     

    novelman wrote:

    I'm missing something. After 1. Qxh5 Kxh5 2. Ne5, I get that white is threatening mate with Be2, But instead of bringing out the queen, why not respond with 2... g5 3. Be2+ g4?

    Dear Bryan 681972,

    Thanks so much for the clear explanation! I appreciate your taking the time.

  • #223

    nice

  • #224

    Humm...I think I've must miss another thing........

  • #225

    I don't get it. Why (on turn three) can't I do Bg5? (Did I word that right?)

  • #226
    SchobbishBot3000 wrote:

    I don't get it. Why (on turn three) can't I do Bg5? (Did I word that right?)


    Yes.  That's worded correctly. 

    White doesn't play 3. Bxg5 because white will then not achieve checkmate.  Also, after 3. Bxg5 white will still be down material.  Remember, white already gave up the queen on move one.

  • #227

    I will never be able to forsee the benefits of such sacrifices Frown.

    Yes, white has a mate position now, but I just can't seem to be able to concede the queen so easily. I think I just will never be a master Cry

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