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  1. 29 Jun '14 18:24 / 2 edits


    why didn't black take the rook on move 16.
  2. 29 Jun '14 18:31
    Hi Robbie,

    "why didn't black take the rook?"

    Because here:


    It is protected by both a Bishop and Knight.

    Hope this helps.
  3. 29 Jun '14 18:33 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Robbie,

    "why didn't black take the rook?"

    Because here:

    [fen]r3r1k1/pp3pbp/4b1p1/q1Rn4/4N3/BQ2P1P1/P4PBP/5RK1 b - - 0 18[/fen]
    It is protected by both a Bishop and Knight.

    Hope this helps.
    move 16 GP, sorry my bad, the bishop can take the rook on a1, there is no fork on f6 because the bishop still controls the diagonal, my own thoughts is that it might have been too positionally weakening, what do you think? Instead black played ...Nxd5
  4. 29 Jun '14 18:50 / 1 edit
    Hi Robbie, (just a wee joke.)

    You are most likely talking aout here: Black to play:



    16...Bxa1 17.Rxa1


    The holes around the Black King and the fact the dark sqared Bishop
    is still on the board is enough to put you off grabbing that Rook.

    White is threatening Nf6+ not with a view of winning back the exchange
    but after Kh8 or Kg7 then Bb2 or Qb2 pr Qc3 and the Black King is feeling the heat.

    Nxd5 covering the f6 square fails.

  5. 29 Jun '14 19:02
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Robbie, (just a wee joke.)

    You are most likely talking aout here: Black to play: [center]

    [fen]r1b1r1k1/pp2npbp/6p1/q2P4/4N3/BQ2P1P1/P4PBP/R4RK1 b - - 0 16[/fen]
    16...Bxa1 17.Rxa1

    [fen]r1b1r1k1/pp2np1p/6p1/q2P4/4N3/BQ2P1P1/P4PBP/R5K1 b - - 0 17[/fen]
    The holes around the Black King and the fact the dark sqared Bishop
    is still on the board ...[text shortened]... "]

    16. Nxe4 Bxa1 17. Rxa1 Nxd5 18. Qxd5 Qxd5 19. Nf6+ Kh8 20. Bxd5 {Is just one idea.} [/pgn]
    ouch, YES! how brilliant!

    what a game btw! played in the London championship 1938
  6. 29 Jun '14 19:27 / 5 edits
    what can happen if white is not careful