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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Attacking Chess - opposite coloured bishops (video)

If you have read a few of Mark Dvoretsky's books (like I have), you'd know that opposite coloured bishops are his specialty both in the middlegame and in the endgame. Positional Play volume has a special chapter about importance of middlegame initiative whenever you have bishops of opposite colours.

Here is a simple position that could have also illustrated his ideas fairly well:

Jiganchine -Trotchanovich, Keres memorial, 2007


White to move.

For a detailed explanation and solution - watch this video I made:


  1. Roman, these videos are awesome. Thanks for making them

  2. Cool, thought I'd bring a bit of BC chess to youtube :)


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