Blitz Chess #365: Caro-Kann Defense, Two Knights

Blitz Chess #365: Caro-Kann Defense, Two Knights

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Aug 3, 2016, 10:35 PM |
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This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 5|0. The opening played was the Caro-Kann, Two Knights variation. It's white's bishop pair versus black's ultra-solid structure. Could white manage to show the bishop pair as an asset? White must make an important middlegame decision...to maintain bishops or exchange one for a black knight. Come rook endgames, we must always ask of ourselves "should we exchange rooks, who is better in the king and pawn endgame?". This requires an accurate assessment of both sides' structure. Whose structure would stand better, and for which reason(s)?

https://youtu.be/ZcsNlpRPNN4