Birder, from England, has just won a pawn which nets him a passed a pawn. However, doing so opened up the highway to hell also known as the b-file which gives White the double tactical themes of pinning and trapping the Black Queen after the powerful Qc8 which threatens Rb7 pinning the Black Lady to the King. Some Black ladies may enjoy that kinda thing but not in a chess game. Kh6, trying to avoid the aforementioned, traps the Queen on an open board also with Rb7!
Black effectively deactivated his rook by greedily snatching the pawn which temporarily gives White play that is equivalent to being a rook up. There appears to be salvation with Qf8 when Rb7 is answered with Kg8 and White can ingest the c6 pawn with the better position.
I don’t know why so many chess players are so willing to give up any advantage they may have achieved over the last 2 or 3 hours for a greedy pawn grab that will throw it all away. Position versus Material is the age old dichotomy in chess and perhaps life.
MICHAEL GOELLER has a chess blog which has a nice article that astutely and instructively covers Queen and Rook endings. I just wish he would quit being so penurious and pay for his own blog space rather than that free blogger platform he uses. You can get decent web hosting for around 3 dollars per month! Do it Michael!
David Smerdon, proprietor of Chess Vibes, has perhaps the best chess blog with honest, chess-promoting content. His site is always up with fast page loads. Are you listening Michael? Give your content the presentation medium it deserves. I mean how many hours have you spent writing and revising all your chess content?!
Some of my favorite ICC chess players are fredthemoo,Lovechess, Mmmmbeer, Leeoro, Opaloid,palojanik, Imbroglio, CapLazaro, ChessNightmares,
letox lizard735 loveandpeace LynMir
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lavianknight Letscho Lizbeth lynxblanc
Laviathan letsdance lizfer23 lovechess95129 LynxLynx
laVie-enrose LetsDoBattle lizvictoria1997 Loveday LynyrdSkynyrd
Lavir LetsGoOs Lizycya LoveForChess Lyon
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SunGlasses1089, and Marita. These are all first class people who never whine or cry after they lose or disconnect or noplay you for not giving them a rematch. Yes there are some ICC players who have such inflated egos they will censor and noplay if you refuse a rematch.
Oh yeah, I can not forget my bud jehraqbart who is an excellent bullet chess player. Not quite as good in 3 minute chess. Also Tactifry, a science fiction book writer, likes to make “random moves” as indicated by the Latin meaning of his ICC hanlde: Tactifry is derived from the latin Tactifrius , meaning to move pieces in a random fashion. I have seen him beat much stronger players simply by playing a sequence of inferior random moves that wrecked his opponents sense of well being in some opening they had memorized.