SP121: Can you see the obvious strategy here?
Here are the central features of the strategy that either side can play:
- Kingside castling is very likely since it will take too long and the queen will be too restricted, to make queenside castling plausible.
- With two heavy pieces on the queenside (Q+R), pushing the b-c pawns seems very likely.
- The titular bishop pair in the center of the board will have very clear roles on this occasion, they will work in tandem to sit on the queenside and take aim at the kingside, working in cooperation with the queen to form powerful diagonal batteries.
- The side that first makes this strategy a serious threat, will create more weaknesses anywhere on the board, even if all the bishops are neutralised.
Incredibly, no player in the database even up to 2000 rating, has seen this very obvious strategy. I wonder why? .....Hint.