The Importance of the Open File

The Importance of the Open File

Patzer24
Patzer24
May 12, 2008, 12:00 AM |
21 | Amazing Games

Here is a game from the 2008 Limburg Open, IM Swinkels - GM Berg with full annotations and commentary:

 

 

 

In this game we saw a battle of structure versus open lines. Black decided early to go for the doubling of white's pawns. Then we saw white use the open b-file with decisive effect to bring both of his Rooks into the black position to quickly end the game. This really shows how useful an open file can be and how the Rooks should be used with an open file. 


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