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Posted by jstevens1


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Subject: Beware of the Long Range Bishop

Long range bishops can do a lot of damage. We are used to losing material through knight forks etc. but what about the bishops? Well, I have two annotated games where my long range bishops have scored big points. I have called these games "Ware of the Long Range Bishop" Part 1 and Part 2.

The weather is really hot in England at the moment so I think I will have a drink of water when I have typed this.

Have a nice evening folks!

Bye for now.


Posted by chessnovice


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I had a feeling I'd see my game up there. :p
That blunder, along with the other 2 or 3 I made this week, is gonna haunt me for a while. xP

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