Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Two Musketeers

One for all, all for one. Quite useful to know that Knight and Bishop side by side are two musketeers protecting each other with the help of an additional tempo. Example: Nc3 and Bc4 in openings such as Giuoco Piano, Morra Gambit and many others. First step: Knight moves and is protected by the Bishop. Second step: Knight moves once more and protects the Bishop.

This teamwork is useful in any situation where the Knight can gain tempo. It allows to combine attack with defense. If I can send my Two Musketeers to their duty I won't have to play passive defensive moves.


At 9:56 AM, Blogger Temposchlucker said...

Do you still forget the 3rd musketeer?:)

At 10:28 AM, Blogger Mousetrapper said...

Good hint, Tempo. Not all is on the board. But also in the brain. So the 3rd musketeer must be me! Nice idea of forming a team with the pieces on the board. This is mental stuff, and hence exactly what I want to deal with in future.


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