Originally posted by Bowmann..dxc4
White has just played the natural developing move, 9...Bd3?
How can Black exploit this oversight?
Originally posted by marinakatombNo need to mess about.
B(any..) Nd5 winning material
EDIT: Actually, black could also start a pawn storm on the Queenside...
Be2 (or else ..c4) ..c4
Qc2 ..Nd5 etc..
Originally posted by XanthosNZAmazingly (well maybe not as eventually I suppose you will find yourself in these positions) but 2 days ago on gameknot I was black in this very position! I actually missed b5 but did play pxp. I did a double take when I saw Bowmans position as I recognized it immediately.
No need to mess about.
1. ... b5!
This threatens both bxc4 and dxc4 winning the bishop to the fork. If cxb(d)5 then c4 and the fork.
Originally posted by stevetoddGlad you did. This is exactly the point of my examples. These aren't so much compositions, or puzzles, as illustrations of more typical board patterns and situations that players will encounter. They are, however, aimed at "weaker" players.
Maybe I should not have mentioned it but was so astounded to see my position (well almost).
Originally posted by WeadleyThis was answered. Yes, white goes down a single pawn with no compensation (actually negative compensation). Black has a large advantage and should win the game unless he blunders.
Bowmann,, bid dog,,,
So... white doesnt "have" to lose a bishop correct...
Just a pawn?