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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    17 Jul '12 22:52 / 1 edit


    3 pawns bearing down on the enemy king!
  2. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    18 Jul '12 04:26 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    [pgn][Event "RHP Blitz rated"]
    [Site "www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2012.7.17"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "sonhouse"]
    [Black "1ymmij"]
    [Result "1-0"]

    1. e2-e4 e7-e6 2. d2-d4 d7-d5 3. e4-e5 c7-c5 4. c2-c3 b7-b6 5. Ng1-f3 Nb8-c6 6. Bf1-b5 Bc8-b7 7. O-O a7-a6 8. Bb5xc6 Bb7xc6 9. Bc1-e3 Qd8-d7 10. Nb1-d2 O-O-O 11. a2-a4 f7-f5 12. a4-a5 b6-b5 13. d4xc5 Ng8-h6 14 ...[text shortened]... 5 30. b5-b6 Ka7-b8 31. a6-a7 1-0[/pgn]

    3 pawns bearing down on the enemy king!
    Black should have played 21...Kxc6.

    P.S. Blacks first mistake was 4...b6. He should have played 4...Nc6.
  3. 18 Jul '12 15:29
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Black should have played 21...Kxc6.

    P.S. Blacks first mistake was 4...b6. He should have played 4...Nc6.
    Black should never have put himself into a position to play Kxc6.

    His first mistake may have been ...c6 - it's certainly where he went out of book - but that didn't lose him the game. His most important, deadly mistake was castling on the queenside. It was quite obvious that that would put his king into the firing line of all the white pieces, and sure enough, it did.

    Richard
  4. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    21 Jul '12 13:32
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Black should never have put himself into a position to play Kxc6.

    His first mistake may have been ...c6 - it's certainly where he went out of book - but that didn't lose him the game. His most important, deadly mistake was castling on the queenside. It was quite obvious that that would put his king into the firing line of all the white pieces, and sure enough, it did.

    Richard
    I did not know 4...b6 was a book move. I thought it was 4...Nc6 and then the queen goes to b6.
  5. 21 Jul '12 23:06
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Black should have played 21...Kxc6.

    P.S. Blacks first mistake was 4...b6. He should have played 4...Nc6.
    Black already had a losing position before his 21st move.
    After the obvious recapture 21...Kxc6, White simply plays 22 Nd4+ followed by
    23 hxg4 hxg4 24 g3. White's a piece up with a safe enough king and might well
    consider the idea of Nxb5 axb5 / Qxb5 unleashing a queenside pawn avalanche.
  6. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    22 Jul '12 02:11
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    Black already had a losing position before his 21st move.
    After the obvious recapture 21...Kxc6, White simply plays 22 Nd4+ followed by
    23 hxg4 hxg4 24 g3. White's a piece up with a safe enough king and might well
    consider the idea of Nxb5 axb5 / Qxb5 unleashing a queenside pawn avalanche.
    Yes, you are right. But did not taking the knight help or hurt his cause of defense? I guess when he castled long into that messed up pawn position, he made easy pickens for the pawn storm idea on the queenside.
  7. 23 Jul '12 13:11
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I did not know 4...b6 was a book move. I thought it was 4...Nc6 and then the queen goes to b6.
    No, that was my typo. 4. ...b6 was the first out of book move, not, as I mistyped, 4. ...c6.

    Richard