Friday, June 7, 2013

Windsor Attack

The Queen, who lives in Windsor Castle, is the most prominent attacking piece in this game.

1. e4, c6
2. d4, d5
3. Bd3, Nf6?

A premature move.  Why move a piece that will eventually be driven away?

4. e5,  Nd7
5. e6! ....

This move has effectively weakened Black's kingside pawn structure.

5. .... fxe6

Black falls into the trap.  The better move is 5.....Nf6 somehow diminishing White's attack.  In this variation, the game may continue:  6. exf7+ Kxf7, 7. Bg5 g6 ....

6. Qh5+, g6
7. Qxg6+, hxg6
8. Bxg6 mate.

Or White can play 7. Bxg6 hxg6, 8. Qxg6 mate.

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