Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Instead of Simply Winning the Game # 1-WTM- CKEA
From my game Takchess-MBuggins, I'm eyeing a future potential mate on H7. I should play g5 since this is a line clearance that allows for my queen to support the Rxh4. The Bishop can't take due to QXh7 mate. It would proceed QXpawn then rook takes Bishop.
Or I could of simply took the bishop, queen takes than Rh1 winning a queen for a bishop and a rook. Queen is pinned to the h7 square.
I played Rh1 ?! here.
Interesting enough I was very aware of the potential mate but didn't noodle out how to properly capitalize on it.
The CKEA refers to I played a Caro-Kann line called the Euwe Attack. This is sort of a Reti Gambit against the CK .
Hopefully, I become a little more proficient so I see fewer "Instead of Simply Winning the Game" annotations from Fritz.
The lesson here for me is to take some extra time when I have a strong threat and determine how to capitalize on it.