Originally posted by Fat LadyI think we both missed it! I should have played 8.e4
I'm surprised Black missed 9. ... Bxh2+
Originally posted by chesskid001Producing something from these unambitious openings is Chess.
I've got to say that you can't help feeling a bit uninspired by white's opening. Not that is was bad, and it ended with a nice combination, but I don't know, it seems a bit unambitious to me. Something a little more aggressive might make it more likely for more combinations like this to come in the future.
Originally posted by ChessJester7. Be2 c6 is normal here for the few people who play this particular line, where 8.0-0 Qc7 9. h3 Bh5 10. c4 b6 11. Rc1 etc. gives some chances to white.
I think we both missed it! I should have played 8.e4
or 7.Be2 8.Ne5... I had a few options.
I know it was a bit unambitious in the opening, I guess you could say I was aiming more for controlling the center with pieces instead of pawns. I thought this opening 1.Nf3 d5 2.b3 is great for securing the d4-e5 diagonal.
Originally posted by kuoni
I may be mistaken but after 14. Nd4 isn't 14. ... Nc5 15. Qc2 Bh2: the weakness at h2 is still there 16. Kf1 with Be5 with the relocation of the knight to f4 good for black?
I looked at the game again and I see that the maneuver was carried out but without benefit.