At the highest levels of chess competition, one bad piece in an otherwise balanced position is a losing disadvantage. This very thing occurred for Black in the following position where the second player chose to place his pawns on the squares c6,d5,e6, and f5(called triangle setup by stonewall addicts) directly out of the opening.
This volitional impedance of the c8 Bishop is not such an obvious liability in the opening and middlegame, but as the the pieces, especially the Queen, come off the board the decreased mobility of the queenside Prelate manifests as an extreme problem with no solution.
Marita, playing a 3 minute blitz game-no increment, at the internet chess club had placed all his chips on a f-file attack with his rooks doubled and aimed at the sensitive f2 pawn. The ICC chess playing interface allows members to post mortem by circling pieces and drawing arrows. Black’s 7 circled pieces are all inextricably stuck on white squares including the miserable Laufer at e8 and the six obstructions also known as black pawns.
If all the pieces come off, the White Monarch will penetrate on the black squares forcing Black to tip over his King or capitulate by saying I RESIGN. There is player who calls himself stoneface at ICC, from Cape Girardeau, MO USA now living in Mt. Airy , NC, who ALWAYS plays the, surprise, stonewall formation with either the Black or White pieces. He is afraid of learning new openings I guess and is easy to beat. I quit playing the dude after crushing him 7 or 8 in a row. His weak act is to play fast, but his moves are so weak that he is quite easy to pick apart. He is the chess equivalent of a broken record, nauseatingly predictable and easy to dominate. Maybe he is too busy watching Ron Howard in Andy Griffith reruns to learn anything new about the Royal Game