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Chess is not just counting: MISPLACED PIECES
Compiled by notyetagm
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<CHESS IS <<<*NOT*>>> JUST COUNTING: MISPLACED PIECES <<<*SUSPEND*>>> THE NORMAL RULES OF COUNTING>

<IF YOU PUT A PIECE ON A SQUARE, DOES THE OPPONENT HAVE PIECES THAT WILL *NOT* BE SAFE? YES. CAN YOU EXPLOIT THIS? YES. THEN YOU CAN PUT THAT PIECE ON THAT SQUARE, <<<*REGARDLESS* OF WHAT COUNTING SAYS!!>>>>

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notyetagm, chessgames.com 2009


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1 ♖e1x♗e7+! +- wins even though the e7-square has four(!) defenders versus only one(!) attacker, even though the ♖ is more valuable than the ♗, because the e7-square is <LINED UP> with both the Black e8-king and the Black d7-queen and White controls *both* of those <ALIGNMENTS>.

1 ... ♔e8x♖e7 2 ♖h1-h7+ <skewer: e7,d7>


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1 ... ♕d7x♖e7 2 ♖h1-e1 <pin: e7,e8>


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15 - Nd7xe5! 3 attackers, 3 defenders but lined up with a1-rook
N Illijin vs G Burgess, 1992 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 25 moves, 0-1

17 Ne4-f6+! 1 attacker,1 defender but lined up dia with h8-rook
Nimzowitsch vs J Mieses, 1930 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

24 f5! threatens 25 e6! fxe6 26 f6, trapping Black g7-knight
Petrosian vs H Corral, 1954 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

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