In this video, I go over an online blitz game that I had yesterday, where my opponent’s Fried Liver “attack” was rebuffed and turned into a slaughter. Specifically, if White retreats his light-squared Bishop to a4, Black can punish the fact that the piece is temporarily undefended (and, at best, is simply awkwardly placed). To avoid potential forks, White sometimes even drops his “attacking” Knight all the way back to g1–a sad admission that no livers will be fried today, except maybe White’s!
The image below shows the key position from this game, and it is a position you might easily see, especially at lower and intermediate levels. Although Black doesn’t have an immediate knockout, he does have ways to build a powerful initiative in this position. One move is particularly strong–can you find it? (solution and analysis given in the video below the puzzle)
And below is the video with the solution and analysis: