LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #331: QGD, Slav w/ 4....a6

LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #331: QGD, Slav w/ 4....a6

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Dec 29, 2015, 6:49 PM |
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This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 3|2. The opening was the Queen's Gambit Declined, Slav with 4...a6. In a position where one has a space advantage, as slight as it may be, maintaining some pieces on the board is often a good idea. Without the queens on board in this one, the structural advantage one side enjoys is more easily realized. In a position that is quickly striped of all pieces but the same colored bishops, the endgame assumes a technical approach.

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