Black to play
White’s king is not yet castled. How can black exploit this? Try to work out what to do for each of white’s most likely responses.
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The bishop pair is normally worth more than a rook and a pawn (this is an important exception to the rough values – the bishop pair is often worth more than 6, especially when playing against a rook).
How does white capitalise on his advantage to win quickly?
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Notice the bishop on f6 controls b2, so white has to be careful of his back rank. How does black exploit this to win material?
[vc_single_image image=”20124″ img_size=”large”][vc_wp_text]Black to move
White has ideas like cxd6 followed by Rc7 when his queenside pawns look menacing. But black’s has his own ideas. Can you see the best way for black to proceed?