Originally posted by greenpawn34
I blame Ernie for not showing the other lines. But it has made chessicle dig out
a set and board and do some graft.
Aaaargh! But also, well spotted.
I can't resist showing that Black's last attempt doesn't work:
There is another instructive little nuance, actually - Black could mess up by trying too hard to win:
But White can nick the idea!
There's so much in these simple positions, and I really wish I were better at working them out.
"I blame Ernie..."
You can't show everything; fascinating as it was, there was no place for what I posted last night in the blog. But I like Ernie, and I like to think I had something to do with his genesis - all that nagging paid off!
"...dig out a set..."
Just moved house; I've no idea where my nice wooden board and pieces are, but I did manage to dig out my Dad's old set, the one with the folded cardboard board which has almost fallen in two, and the little wooden pieces, and the knights whose heads fall off, and on which I very first learned to play this game back in the 1980s - haven't used it for years! Time to see if my seven year old or five year old fancy a game over the weekend, maybe...