159 ( +1 | -1 ) Jo's "Expert Safari Land" Adventure ContinuesHere I am, the tiny kitten, still on Expert safari territory - the going has been very tough so far, I have just stepped out of the safari park and have found a short stretch of desert land. I am really thirsty and my skin is thoroughly scratched from attacks from Heinzkats, Leo the Lion and am still swollen through hornet stings from that frightful swarm of Chrisobee. I desperately need water - I need to find an oasis fast, but, wherever I look I am being blinded by the scorching hot sun. I looked to the right and I am blinded by the light - (yes, this is exactly what happened in a training game against Lighttotheright. I did not know which way to turn with my king and paid for my dithering - this game was annotated as "An Expert Lesson in Castling". I stumbled on and found myself back on safari land only to encounter yet another swarm of Chrisobee! Please find another annotated game against the Master. It is called "Caught offside" because this is another trap that beginners/intermediate players can fall into and even GM Tringov fell into once - it is letting your queen get offside so she cannot go to the defence of her other half when he desperately needs her! Needless to say I got stung again by a mating attack which did not force mate but brought about ruinous loss of material and resignation from me.
Have any of you left your queen offside and paid the price?
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