Chain Takes Involving a Pawn and those strong Utah Chess players

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In the following game played at Internet Chess Club, White has just played e5 attacking the f6 horse. This pawn move also by discovery attacks the defended b7 Prelate. DonEmilio79 captures first at g2 which is usually a good thing in chain captures. Moreover, the g2 Bishop is now attacking White’s f1 Rook. Seems good for the second player right?

Wrong, White ignores and captures the Knight at f6 which means the g7 Bishop is now en prise to the zig zagging pawn. Black then captures the Rook at f1, but is losing after the white pawn captures the Black Bishop owing to the threat of promoting to a queen.

This forces Black to capture back at g7 with his King and White has ripped off three hyperactive Black pieces for the relatively small price of a Bishop and a Rook! Remember chain captures, or forced sequences of moves where a pawn is doing all the capturing invariably favor the pawn often because of the threat of Queen promotion at the end of the chain take.

Chain Captures involving pawns
Chain Captures involving pawns

Utah chess players are among the most underrated in the country. They seem to mostly play only in Utah. I wish their top 5 A players would spend a few months at the Marshall Chess Club in Manhattan. They would easily become experts or low masters.

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2 comments on “Chain Takes Involving a Pawn and those strong Utah Chess playersAdd yours →

  1. Title should be those strong breathed Utah players. M Pearce has terrible breath. If you know him, it would be an act of friendship to request he brush his tongue before playing in chess tournament. I could smell his bad breath 2 boards down from him at last tourney.

  2. Watched the episode of the detective series Columbo titled Fade in to Murder starring William Shatner and Peter Falk of course. One of the alibis used was a weak suspect had been playing chess til 5 in the morning with a lawyer

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