Good Knight versus Bad Bishop

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In this chess game played at the ICC, checkdepositer played very rapidly in the opening and voluntarily made his c1 bishop bad. Specifically this means that white allowed black to fix white pawns at f4 and d4 which effectively immure the white Prelate!

An old Russian chess proverb claims that the worst bishop is better than the best knight. I believe we have an exception to that Russian chess adage as the black knight at e4 exudes chessic energy with a commanding aura!

Perhaps white’s miserable bishop can reroute to e5, but then the black horse and rook may combine to mate or pick off the weak white pawns. In the game black’s h pawn made it to h3 providing a strong outpost at g2 for his rook.

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