20181 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
That is a game I played in a bad mood (due to many previous losses against lower-rated opponents). I lightly annotated the beginning because I played like a Patzer, but my opponent played also weakly and let himself intimidate ; I could say the opening is really bad from both sides.
The point is that from the diagram material is equal (or will be soon), but with the imbalance rook+pawn vs. bishop+knight which should favor Black, and I can't think that is compensated by the shadow of an attack White has. But I didn't manage to find a convincing line of defense.
Is there a real attack that just appear weaker than it really is, or did I miss some lines ?
Where in that game did the material imbalance of R+P vs B+N occur? Can't see it.
At move 15 (diagram) it is sure to occur, and it really is in place from 16...Kxf7 to 19...Nb6.
Well, looking at it, I don't think it favoured Black, since White's rook is definitely more active than those pieces. More importantly, it's not bishop + knight, its Rook + Pawn vs 2 Knights imbalance...and those knights are definitely not active, they're more defensive. If the imbalance was Bishop + knight, or 2 bishops, then yes, I'd say Black has it better.
Who will win World Chess Championship 2016?
by MagicCrusher a few minutes ago
7/23/2016 - Kamikaze Chess
by dufferps 5 minutes ago
What to play in an equal position?
by ArtNJ 5 minutes ago
Draw in Round 2 of OTB tournament (256 vs 1013)
by AIM-AceMove 10 minutes ago
EQ is more important then IQ in chess
by OnceUponaCheckmate 13 minutes ago
by JayBo308 14 minutes ago
London system scrubs
by Taulmaril 17 minutes ago
Chess mentor courses and videos on Queen's Gambit
by baddogno 18 minutes ago
Is this Magnus Carlsen?
by DjonniDerevnja 22 minutes ago
Apart from boxing, what else would combine well with chess?
by dibinjohn 23 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!