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Friday, June 1, 2012

Paleface Attack (4), left behind squares

Today's game is shown, not to illustrate good technique, but to emphasize the importance of looking at what is left behind. The Paleface Attack often leads to the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit when Black responds with 1...Nf6. The game was even until the 2nd move out-of-book. Then the mistake.

In turn-based games it is especially easy to react to where a piece is moved to and recapture the Bishop. A survey of the board shows that 11...Bxd3 fatally unprotects the f7 square and a mate quickly follows.

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