Originally posted by vandervelde
9. ... Nxe4 should be wrong, but I couldn't resist (it wasn't [b]that Poisoned Pawn, but it was more poisoned than usual).
samo vuori played excellent, although it was just a blitz 5+0
I was under impression that White had more than just a compensation for a Pawn.
/I hadn't learned yet how to post a comments/
[pgn][Event "RHP Blitz ...[text shortened]... 4 Rb2-b4 29. Bc4-f1 Rb4-b2 30. Bf1-c4 Rb2-b4 31. Bc4-f1 Rb4-b2 1/2-1/2
mmm, i dont think that white played that well, in Najdorf and Scicilians generally black
has two weaknesses, the d5 square and the d6 pawn. This has certain strategic
values, we always try to take back on d5 with a piece and/or we exchange off those
pieces controlling d5, the f6 knight and the light squared bishop so that we can put our
own knight on d5 with impunity, for when we are forced to take back with a pawn on
d5 , all blacks weaknesses are gone, the d file is closed, we no longer have d5 for our
pieces and the backward d pawn is immune to attack.