Look at the space!

Technical questions regarding Openings, Middlegames, Endings etc.
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Nicky Chorley
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Look at the space!

Post by Nicky Chorley » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:40 am

Not a question, but just wanted to share a recent game. Most of my games these days are blitz or bullet, which are not the best but I occasionally play some rapid. I find it quite difficult to play anything longer online and probably like most, sorely miss OTB chess.

Most of my life I've been playing e4 and after a brief spell trying out the English, I've switched to d4 and am getting to grips with it. Here's a 15+10 game I played on lichess where I enjoyed a massive space advantage. My opponent failed to develop properly and it was pretty straightforward to play.

Matthew Turner
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Re: Look at the space!

Post by Matthew Turner » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:53 am

Often White's advantage is based on Black's inability to develop their c8 Bishop. So Black playing something like 10....e5 would pose more of a challenge. If you think about how you would attempt to develop that Bishop as Black, it will help you play the most accurate way as White ( not that there is anything particularly wrong with the way you went about it here).

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