Friday, April 19, 2013

Death on the light squares

In the following game, White puts all his pawns on dark squares, trades his light-squared bishop for a knight, and lets Black plant a bishop on d3. This is a recipe for disaster, which is realized. Compare the dark-square debacle in NN-Rhine, 2012. This game gives me a 50-0 record on GameKnot.


Bill Brock said...

60-0 and you're not at Class A yet?

Frederick Rhine said...

Your vision's failing, Bill. I'm only 50-0 (actually 51-0 now), not 60. But yes, my rating is still only 1768. It takes a long time to work your way up from that initial 1200 rating, especially since you're only allowed to play similarly-rated players.