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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Chess Strategy - Restricting Opponent’s Pieces

Aseev – Sturua, 1985

image White to move. Black’s pieces are already extremely tied up, and it is tempting to gain material with Rac1. But is there a better way to convert the advantage? Black’s knight and bishop are tied up on the queenside, and White would obviously prefer to keep them that way as long as possible.

Watch the video to see the entire game with the solution:

1 comment:

  1. Great game, and great demonstration of counterplay prevention by Aseev. It is striking that White's plan to occupy the only open file in the position starts by allowing Black to put a rook on it and in the 7th rank!


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