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  1. 06 Nov '09 16:41
    Getting a piece trapped is a common part of chess.

    For example maybe you have a knight in the corner which has already captured a rook but thy knight is doomed.

    Most players instinctively play a kamikaze move with the trapped piece ...for example taking a pawn but still losing the piece so that they at least get a pawn.

    However that is not the only option.

    The other option instead of a kamikaze move is simply make a move that you actually want to do for example developing a piece.
    After your opponent captures the piece low and behold its now your move again but you got to play that developing move for free yippee.

    Sometimes you may wish to take the pawn instead but folks dont forget to at least consider the alternative ...a free move.

  2. 06 Nov '09 16:48
    Thanks for the tip, but I never let my my pieces get trapped in a corner
  3. Subscriber C J Horse
    A stable personality
    06 Nov '09 17:16
    After you play your kamikaze move, take the pawn and then lose your knight, it's still your first go for the developing move. Plus you've exchanged a knight for a rook plus a pawn, which is (in most cases) going to be one up for you.
  4. 06 Nov '09 17:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by C J Horse
    After you play your kamikaze move, take the pawn and then lose your knight, it's still your first go for the developing move. Plus you've exchanged a knight for a rook plus a pawn, which is (in most cases) going to be one up for you.
    You get two moves is what master Daley is trying to tell
  5. 06 Nov '09 21:32 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Thanks for the tip, but I never let my my pieces get trapped in a corner


  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    06 Nov '09 21:36
    Originally posted by heinzkat


    [pgn][Event "RHP Blitz rated"]
    [Site "www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2009.11.6"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "heinzkat"]
    [Black "*"]
    [Result "1-0"]

    1. e2-e4 c7-c5 2. Ng1-f3 d7-d6 3. d2-d4 c5xd4 4. Nf3xd4 a7-a6 5. Nb1-c3 Nb8-c6 6. Bc1-e3 Ng8-f6 7. Nd4-f3 e7-e6 8. h2-h3 Bf8-e7 9. Qd1-d2 O-O 10. Bf1-d3 Qd8-c7 11. O-O Rf8-d8 12. Ra1-e1 e6-e5 13. Be3-g5 ...[text shortened]... Be7xf6 15. Nc3-d5 Qc7-d7 16. Nd5-b6 Qd7-c7 17. Nb6xa8 Qc7-b8 18. Na8-b6 1-0[/pgn]
    Hypnosis?

    ...Be6 was just too obvious, wasn't it?
  7. 06 Nov '09 21:36
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Hypnosis?

    ...Be6 was just too obvious, wasn't it?
    Nxc7
  8. 06 Nov '09 22:24 / 1 edit
    Master Dale is correct.
    Often in the opening the Knight is offered an unmoved Rook as bait
    and the time wasted chasing it down is critical.



    Meanwhile here is a nice example of a trapped Knight.

    Can Black stop the two pawns.



    The Knight is trapped - The White King picks off the Knight and promotes the pawn.
  9. 06 Nov '09 22:47
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Can Black stop the two pawns.
    What about 1. ... Ne7?
  10. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    06 Nov '09 22:59
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Nxc7
    LOL.

    I can just see my opponents picking up their pace upon seeing this thread.