How to exploit your opponent’s bad piece?

How to exploit your opponent’s bad piece?

GM GM_Igor_Smirnov
Jul 10, 2016, 7:01 AM |

Help your pieces so they can help you”, said Paul Morphy, one of the greatest chess masters. Indeed, that’s true – you cannot play a chess game without your (active) pieces. It is essential, as having active pieces is considered a positional advantage.


So what happens when your (or your opponent’s) piece is not active but passive? True, this would be a positional disadvantage. Chess players often say that bad pieces are just spectators in the game. Where that bad piece is a bishop, it is considered a big pawn. Worst of all is having a passive piece –that is practically equivalent to a piece down.


Today, IM Boroljub Zlatanovic has prepared a video lesson for you on this topic. He will teach you with a game played between the ‘Endgame Master’ José Capablanca and William Winter.


In this lesson, you will learn about the disadvantages of having a bad piece, how to exploit it (if your opponent has one) and how trying to improve a bad piece costs time and material … and lots more.


You can watch the video lesson below: