Sunday, February 9, 2014

Discover Weaknesses in Your Opponents Position

What squares are no longer enough defended?
A square might be defended by one or two pieces, but that's not always enough.

The position after 13.f4-f5   
Srdjan Zakić - Srdjan Cvetković, Aosta 1989





Black should have played 13...Nde5. There is no time to wait with playing Nde5 and instead playing first 13...exf5, with the idea 14.Nxf5 Nde5.
After 13...exf5 white has no plans to automatically recapture the f5-pawn, since it isn't enough for black that only the king protects the f7-square.


Black played 13...exf5?



...and white replied with 14.Qxf7+!!





Black is lost.


Gyula Sax - Lev Polugaevsky, Haninge 1989


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I played my first chess game in December 1977 and was lucky to hold draw. I continued to play chess and joined a chess club in September 1978. I'm still enjoying playing chess. I like to do many other things than playing chess. Long walks, some jogging, cycling, reading books, listen to music, watch movies, writing and much more. Life is fun!