Originally posted by RahimKif it's white to play, i'd like my queen on c7 and my rook on d1. this is just at a quick glance.
I don't know if anyone will find this interesting but I found this very interesting both times I read the book.
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White to play.
Dream up a fantasy position for white. Where would you want your pieces and pawns to be?
So basically you pick a side to play on, Kingside, center or Qu ...[text shortened]... nt your queen,Rook, bishop and pawns?
Then Post that position. Do not move the black pieces.
Originally posted by TheGambitWhat happens when the black king moves of the diagonal so Bxf7 is not Check?
Right now I'd like to stick the Queen and rook on the d-file, play Bxf7+ and win the exchange. Not sure I'd fantasise over it though.
Originally posted by sleightjackeRight.
The solution is play on the queenside Qa4-Qa7, Rb1 and win b-pawn or open b-file with a4-a5 there is little black can do
..and no, I have not read the book!
Originally posted by RahimKthe rules were to come up with a dream position of where you'd like your pieces to be, not where they are more easily placed to give you an advantage right? i just want to make sure. is it suppose to be a position that can be reached within a few moves that can lead to a gain in material or a position that you'd like your pieces to be at to win?
The center is locked, the kingside looks attractive but you might expose your king. Why take that risk.
You see the weak b-pawn.
So you have to attack it.
Rb1 is possible, and where should the queen go? Qa7 or Qc7 are great spots. Can you get the queen to c7? Hard but a7 is possible.
So which move should you play first? Rb1 or Qa4-Qa7? ...[text shortened]...
So now you know the position you want, Rook on b1 and Queen on a7.
Can black stop your plan?
Originally posted by StewartChessYou dream up a position and then see if you can actual reach it.
the rules were to come up with a dream position of where you'd like your pieces to be, not where they are more easily placed to give you an advantage right? i just want to make sure. is it suppose to be a position that can be reached within a few moves that can lead to a gain in material or a position that you'd like your pieces to be at to win?
Originally posted by RahimKwhite won the c pawn because the black pieces were coordinated to defend the b-pawn and couldn't reorganize quickly enough to defend the c pawn after the pawn exchange
You dream up a position and then see if you can actual reach it.
If you can't, you dream up another position.
In this case you play Qa4 first because, If you play Rb1 then Bd7 and you can't get your queen to a4 so easily.
So the game went,
1.Qa4 Bd7 2.Qa7 Be8 protecting the f7 pawn 3.Rb1 Rd6
and then a4-a5 etc... and white traded the a pawn for the b-pawn and won the c pawn and the game.