Originally posted by wittywonkaOn move 11 whick rook moved to e1?
I'm curious if anyone has had good results with moving their rook soon after castling into a fianchettoed kingside in order to save their dark-squared bishop from the exchange after Bh6 with ...Bh8.
For example, here's a blitz game I played recently:
[Event "RHP Blitz rated"]
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Originally posted by adam warlockThe correct notation should have been 11. Rfe1. Thanks for pointing that out.
On move 11 whick rook moved to e1?
Concerning the question I usually let the other guy exchange bishops and take with the king. My rationale is the following: Yes, my light/dark squared around the king are weakned but his light/dark square bishop is out too.
Originally posted by wittywonkaI think that the shor answer is it depends on the position. If you see that pawn storms are likely or any other stuff can further harm your kingside shelter then don't exchange but if don't exchange.
The correct notation should have been 11. Rfe1. Thanks for pointing that out.
Again, I see the reasoning there, too, in that both bishops are taken off the board, but the fianchettoed bishop has the potential to be stronger than the non-fianchettoed bishop, and I've often found that the exchange can be particularly costly in the case of pawn storms fu ...[text shortened]... ning my kingside (Sicilians), although this is hardly ever the case in the Symmetrical English.
Originally posted by Fat LadyIndeed.
It may be obvious, but just in case - it's usually wrong for the player with the fianchettoed bishop to take their opponent's bishop as that would allow their queen to get in a very dangerous position. If you decide not to avoid the capture then allowing your opponent to take you and then recapturing with the king is usually best. The king then guards the w ...[text shortened]... should have complained that he had five moves in a row, but I didn't think of it at the time.
Originally posted by wittywonkaNice game and illustrates the point perfectly. If you don't mind I will show it the children I teach as an example of what can happen if you let your opponent's queen stay too close to your king.
Originally posted by Fat LadyI'd be thrilled, thanks! I enjoyed the game, and the rook tactic there in particular.
Nice game and illustrates the point perfectly. If you don't mind I will show it the children I teach as an example of what can happen if you let your opponent's queen stay too close to your king.