Black wasn't happy with the pin on his Queen so he played 1. ...Qe8.
What other factors are in play other than pins? Was this a good move?
Coach Vas doesn't miss a beat here. 2. Bxf6 gxf6 3. cxd5 exd5. Here White is positionally rocking it because Black's pawns are all broken up. I won easily.
Lesson: take good care of your pawns!
I'm following the official order to stay home and part of my daily routine is online play at ICC. This morning I won a 3 round 15 0 event and the position below is from the final.
Black to play!
1. ...Nxd4! (Of course!) 2.exd4 Qxd4+ 3.Re3 f4 4.Bf2 fxe3 5. Bxe3 Qe5 (Threatening Qxh2+ and Bg3#) 6.g3 Rc3 7.Kf2 Qxe3+ 0-1
Always stay on the lookout for tactics and stay active with the Black pieces.
Note: I'm available for online rapid games at $15/hour with e-mailed notes.
NCM Vas Sladek
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