GW-KW, Point Count Chess Raw Discussion, File #7:
Part of the Advanced Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 2)

Game 2, KW's Own Game Analysis, Attempting to Help GW Understand Control of the Center
[June 3rd 2011]


6. h3
White must remove this pin; he decides to do so with yet another pawn move - the 5th! This further weakens his pawn structure, and is one of the desired goals for the move Bg4.

6. ... Bf5
A strategic move. The b1-h7 diagonal is a better diagonal for this Bishop, further attacking e4, and now attacking c2. Three pawns and pieces collectively attack e4. From this point on, with the pin removed, White could play Ne5; However, a move there at this point would produce an exchange - the White Knight on e5 would be defending and attacking light squares, so it would be best for Black to eliminate this defender.

7. Nc3
Finally White makes a developing move, and defends the key light square, e4.

7. ... Bb4
Black immediately attacks this defender of the light squares, and pins the Knight. Black has all his minor pieces developed.



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