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Crippled kingside

  • #1

    A nice little combo I made during a game. I think White could hold the position without that move, but it definitely take a psychological lead. I give as a puzzle the way it occured in the game (even if I lost time moving around at move 6), but they are better defenses that lead to a draw at least.

    It is instructive to see how powerfully that pawn can jeopardize the king's position.



  • #2

    What was the point of black's 6 ... Rxg5?

    I'm a begginer, I don't urdestand, was that a blunder or was it trying to avoid something in particular? 

  • #3

    6...Rxg5 was necessary to prevent 6.Qxh7#.


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