Originally posted by tharkeshwhite seems to be lost : 26.f4 Rfc8 27.Rg1 Rxc3! and the pawn cannot take because of Qc2 mate. The queen is not so useless on a2!
what about 26. f4 and 27. Rg1? That looks quite dangerous for black, with the queen thinking on a2...
Originally posted by shorbockso, if 26 .. Rec8, then 27. Rd3 and if 27 .. d4 then 28 Bh2.
white seems to be lost : 26.f4 Rfc8 27.Rg1 Rxc3! and the pawn cannot take because of Qc2 mate. The queen is not so useless on a2!
The white pawn on h7 is doing a great job defending BLACK's king against h file threats
In fact with the great defending knight on f5 and white pawn on h7, black's position looks perfectly safe !
Even if i gave you 3 free mo ...[text shortened]... as white, could you think of a convincing way of forcing your way through to the black king?
Originally posted by moon1969The second move was e5 not d5. Are you talking about this game?
His second move [b]2.d5 is kind of obscure and is also weaker for white than the typical 2.exd5 [i.e., in the Scandinavian (or Center Counter) defense].
The white move 2.d5 may deprive black of their pet line with the Scandinavian, but black should be able to handle it just fine, playing basic c5, Nc6 ,etc. having an excellent position for black. An ...[text shortened]... wn intact! White must take 2.exd5 (not push 2.e5). What was he (white) thinking in this game.[/b]
Originally posted by nimzo5In Chinese chess, hiding behind the pawn would still be a death knell, since it could put a cannon on any square behind the white pawn and in that position, administer checkmate!
White did various things wrong, but I think gxh7+ on move 22 was a critical mistake as it gives your king a shelter to hide behind. I prefer gxf7+ which should give White much better attacking chances.