Monday, July 10, 2006

Neglected Sanity Check

My opening had failed and I already was in serious trouble. I hated the pin and planned to get rid of it.



White to move. No check. No capture. Threat: h3 attacking the Bishop. Principal variation: 15.h3 Bxf3 16.Qxf3. I neglected the sanity check here and was quite surprised by 16.-Nb3! In fact, even before considering h3, a safety check of my position would have told me to keep a close eye on the semi-open a-file and my unprotected rook.

2 Comments:

At 8:02 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Hmmm. . .

If Black played 16...Nb3 I would have been happy with that. 17.Qxb3 and I'm up a piece. . .

 
At 8:50 AM, Blogger Mousetrapper said...

Not after the Queen has left d1 to take on f3.

 

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