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anaxagoras 19 ( +1 | -1 )
Qg3(g6) + Bh6(h3) is pathetic In so many of my games people attempt the Qg3 + Bh6 or Qg6 + Bh3 attack on the castled King, and it is so pathetic! Not only is the tactic facile and easy to defeat, but it decentralizes the attackers forces. I'm going to choke on my pity...
nottop 55 ( +1 | -1 )
well, that depends on the position doesn't it?
If it's a hope the opponent will overlook basic defense, then it's not really very sophisticated.
But perhaps the motives run deeper. Perhaps the attack is simply designed to provoke a weakness on the kingside. If Qg3 and Bh6 cause g6, and if g6 can be answered by h4 ,and if white can place his knights aggressively, then maybe it's not such a bad plan.
This motif has been played by most of the world champions.
Maybe the idea is to force black to bring pieces to the kingside and then switch focus. Chess is comlex.
Like I said
it depends on the position.
anaxagoras 14 ( +1 | -1 )
obviously, it can be a correct tactic. My opponents often attempt it before they've even brought their pieces out to attack the center.
loreta 21 ( +1 | -1 )
Yep to try blindly - sounds like pathetic. but...
It is not so rare in my blitz games... Quit notificable number...
But it isn't made specially, but this kind of attack rise from soe positions and could be very effective.
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ionadowman 57 ( +1 | -1 )
Not pathetic... ...Just part of the learning process. Recall that early in one's playing career, one tried 1.e4 e5 2.Qh5!? One learned early on that f7 (and f2) were sensitive spots worth having a crack at. Having encountered the Qg3, Bh6 tactic, you've gotta try it! Gradually you get the idea that it isn't a gimme: the context has to be right, and it may require proper preparation.
Perhaps it were better if these players were shown more general tactical tricks, like pins, forks, skewers and various kinds of double attacks and discovered attacks. Not to mention my favorite: Philidor's Legacy...
premium_steve 17 ( +1 | -1 )
sure... can be pathetic, but don't underestimate the power of the queen (and, more importantly, the vulnerability of your king), even when your position seems much better.
atrifix 22 ( +1 | -1 )
Ye Jiangchuan-Seirawan, 2003

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. e5 Nd5 7. Bd2 Bxc3 8. bxc3 Be7 9. Qg4 0-0 10. Bh6 g6 11. h4 d6 12. h5 Qa5 13. hxg6 Qxc3+ 14. Ke2 hxg6 15. Bxf8 Kxf8

Here Ye Jiangchuan played 16. Rd1, missing 16. Qf4! with a winning attack. The game ended in a draw.
evader23 25 ( +1 | -1 )
I had a few game where what worked. Even the simplies tatic can work if you catch your opponent napping. Or sometime you play a tactic that you know itself won't work but may buy you time to get other pieces out

any thats' my two cents on that