Strong Defense?

MburakGinting
In my opinion, this is one of the strongest defenses. I want you to see if there are any places where an opponent could slip through.

inkspirit
Black’s possible plans:

Land a knight on g4, open up the e-file with ...e5xf4(d4), and the weakness of e3 will be felt.

Pawnstorm the queenside with ...a5, b6, c5, d5. If white tries to close the queenside with b5, black will respond with ...a4, when the b5-pawn can’t be adequately supported.

Trading LSB’s with ...Bf5 or ...Ba6 is always a good idea. The light squares in the white camp are chronically weak without the LSB. White has no active counter play either, which means that black enjoys a comfortable edge and is free to pressurize white on both flanks.
ghost_of_pushwood

When macrame becomes a dangerous hobby.

inkspirit
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

When macrame becomes a dangerous hobby.

The only plus of using the mobile app to visit forum posts: You will see boards and pieces in your own preferred style instead of the poster's.

ghost_of_pushwood

A good and interesting point. happy.png

Rat1960

Does black start with ... d6 since Pacman on h3 is not defended.

m_connors

Too hard to look at; however, it did remind me of the hours and hours I wasted repelling Space Invaders in the 1970's. Ahh, the memories . . . grin.png

ghost_of_pushwood

or lack thereof!

m_connors

And that, too. nervous.png

Rat1960
m_connors wrote:

Too hard to look at; however, it did remind me of the hours and hours I wasted repelling Space Invaders in the 1970's. Ahh, the memories . . .

Yeah way more fun than chess especially when the big space ship wandered along the top and you had to get it no matter how low the munching monsters were because it dropped another line of critters.

ghost_of_pushwood

All I played was Break Out. sad.png