Systematic Strangulation

Systematic Strangulation

Patzer24
Sep 29, 2008, 12:00 AM |
31 | Strategy

Here is a game from the 2008 SPICE Cup, GM Stefansson - GM Miton with full annotations and commentary:





In this game we saw white play a nice balanced game. First he was able to put strong pressure along the black pawn on the d-file to force the mis-coordination of the black pieces. Then he was able to transpose the game into a favorable endgame position where black had a very weak f7 square which caused black to crumble under pressure and make a decisive blunder.

This was a good example of what can happen when you play solid and good moves and continue to increase the pressure. Eventually this play will lead to some type of advantage or force the opponent to make a mistake under pressure.
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