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d5 break was an issue in both games

Break in the center when opponent plays passive...

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  • 16 months ago

    Ronliv

    Don't accept a draw from a higher rated player. Usually they offer a draw if they feel they have the inferior position. It's a psychological ploy. Don't give into it. Remember, you're playing the position, not the player...8...Bb6 gives more scope to the bishop and allows the rook to work the file unblocked. When the knight blocked the Queen which defended the d4 pawn, 12...exd4 wins the pawn. 26...Rfe8 should have been a preclude to push the d pawn to d5 to open the position. There were too many possibilities to win the game than to throw it away with a draw...In the accelerated dragon where white plays passively with c3 or f3 try and get the d5 break, especially when the knight is not on c3 to defend the d5 break...8...d5 not d6. 11...e5 not good because it makes the d3 pawn backward. 18...Na5 with the idea of Nb3. Remember to gain time to gain space to gain material, not necessarily in that order, but any combination of the three to get the desired results.

  • 16 months ago

    tsapelman

    I expected 32... dc

  • 16 months ago

    IM attilaturzo

  • 16 months ago

    IM attilaturzo

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