Astonishing beauty of the blockade in chess!
Once upon a time Nimzowitsch compared a pawn with a dangerous criminal. It is not enough just to watch him if you want to prevent the worst. Imprisoning is the only rational decision! In chess terms, it means blockading.
In this excerpt from the latest Training Tuesday - my weekly live show at Chess24 - I analyze a beautiful chess study composed by Velimir Kalandadze in 1979. An efficient blockade is usually durable. Nonetheless, here, you will see its different appearance! In this study, White's blockade is rather a dynamic trick. Learn how to use it to win the time and limit the activity of opponent's pieces.