One Bad Piece Can Be Enough to Lose a Chess Game

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In many French Defenses which can arise in a chess game after White opens by advancing his King Pawn two squares, it is Black who a can be left with a bad Queen Bishop.

In the following game which was played at the internet chess club, it was White’s c1 Bishop ┬áthat was impotent. Black was able to sacrifice his Bishop at e1 in return for two connected Queen side pawns which was easily converted to a win.

Black’s move from the diagrammed chess board picture was Bishop captures White’s b4 Pawn. After axb4 and Kxb4, Black’s advanced King and super mobile passed a and b pawns overwhelmed the the chess player in charge of moving the White pieces.

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