Thursday, February 10, 2005

Is counterplay preferable to equality?

"'Getting ground down' is one of the principal causes of 'death' in chess today!... A sound, but passive position is a good starting point to find reasons for your losing the game! You will never catch Kasparov in a sound but passive position ... he would much prefer an inferior position with some little counterplay! In fact, studying Kasparov's games is a good lesson in the importance of counterplay."

Stay away from passive but solid positions. Think dynamically! Be prepared to play positionally inferior positions that offer some chances of counterplay.
Read "How player can become master" by Knight Mysterious from The Standard. (Hat Tip: Blog do Xadrez)

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