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Saturday, April 5, 2014
Beginners Corner 040514: Lesson: Always Look for Attacking Moves!
Analysis of our chess games doubles our fun!
White advantage (+) or Black advantage (-) and all in tenths of a
pawn increments- according to Fritz.
Voluntarily weakening Black’s kingside. White (+.8)
“To take is a mistake” as the pin is mightier than the
capture. Advantage falls to (+.1)
Black is allowing 9. Ng5 – giving White a strong move with
tempo as Black would have to move the queen again. Qd8 looked ugly, but was
After White’s move the game was even. Black is still
allowing Ng5. But White moves the same pawn one square – twice!
Black had a (-.4) lead, but the last move now leaves the
bishop in danger of being traded off if White sees that Ng5 move.
Allowing 13.….exd4, 14. Nxd4 c5 wins a piece! Instead,
Black returns White’s advantage to (+.5).
White still misses Ng5 for a full pawn positional equivalent lead instead of
The game is EVEN here. Black has a choice of Bxf3 or Qb4 to
keep it that way.
Finally White plays aggressively! Black didn’t need a5 before Qb4, so now the move is
one move too slow. (+1.5)
Now White has 25. e7!Rxe7, 26. Nd5 with a fork of Black’s Queen and Rook. Black could play
Re8, but Nd5 still is a killer with a (+3). But he not only misses it, but blunders.
Instead of opening up the kingside, the move was h4 to stop
all the back rank mate threats for Black. Now ….Qd4+! and White is in trouble
with 26. Qxd4, exd4, 27. e7, Rxc3 28. Rxc3, dxc3, 29. Rxc3, Re8 and Black is
If 26. …..Qe3 Black has a (-.5) lead to build on as White’s
knight is pinned. Instead,
White is up (+4.8) due to the advanced e-pawn, and goes on
Black had chances, but White finally saw the aggressive knight moves in