Sunday, September 12, 2010

Board 3: an optical advantage?

Back to last week's Blaze win against the San Francisco Mechanics....

The London System has an innocuous reputation, but it's a dangerous weapon in Angelo Young's hands. White has a beautiful-looking (almost winning?) position after 17 moves, but Angelo couldn't find a way to convert.

18.e6!? is an interesting try in the diagrammed position below: the Rh8 gets trapped in some variations. But Black seems to be able to defend here, too. Thoughts?

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