Power of development

PavleKosic
Jul 19, 2009, 12:00 AM |
33 | For Beginners

I know that all of you are already familiar with the great power of the development, especially guys who like to play gambit lines, yet still there are lot of players who are going for the material because they think that they can defend themselves and then in the endgame they will won easily. Although materialistic players are right in some point of view they still have to survive pretty strong attack of their opponents and if they are not careful they will lose pretty quickly.

I want to show you two miniature games which I played where my opponents neglect their development and they were crushed in less then 20 moves. You should also see both of my opponents in this game made some mistakes which cost them very very much. I will not annotate first two games because they are examples of bad play and you will see yourself that their play was bad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This third game is the real reason for this article, because my opponent didn't made any blunder, he made a one waste tempo move, and after that he couldnt recover any more. This game is a great example why in the opening we need to play active and to fight for the initiative because if we let to our opponent to dictate the tempo of the game this can be very, very bad for us. Also its my best win so far so I am kind of proud on it:).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are the lessons here? If you attack and sack some pawns then you have to play really active and you must not let your opponent to consolidate. IF you are defender you must not underestimate chances of the attackers, and you should play as active as you can and you must not neglect your development. If your opponent put you in the corner and if you cant develop your pieces be sure that something bad will happen. Once again this article is made for players under 1800 but I think it can be useful even for stronger players. Thanks for reading any comment is more then welcome.

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