posted by Blue Devil Knight at 6/02/2009 12:34:00 PM
deep, but true!
Nice post. XD
Reminds me of something that Dan Heisman calls a "phantom pin":== Heisman writes: ==Another tactical pattern that I see all the time is the “Phantom Pin”, which can occur in many possible lines, but a pure example might be:1. e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 d6 4.d3 Be7 5.Bg55.Bg5 is a phantom pin – the Knight is not only not pinned, but in fact it is Black who has the possibilities of a discovered attack. After a further 5…0-0, White decides to “intensify” his “pressure” with 6.Nd5?? but is in for a nasty shock: 6…Nxd5.Whoops! White is losing a piece. If 7.exd5, then Bxg5 wins the Bishop, as it is guarded once and attacked twice. If 7.Bxe7 then of course 7…Nxe7 takes the Knight out of danger and Black remains a piece to the good.==I've definitely been burned by exactly that kind of tactic before!-- Hank
How true! I've walked into that type of attack more then once! Once lost a horrible game in a Smith-Morra Gambit because I foolishly played Bg4 and walked into a book trap.
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