Practicing the Cambridge Springs Defense

Jan 11, 2009, 9:59 PM |

I prefer to play games that are more positional in nature. I like positions that have few direct threats in the middle game and both players have many choices on each move.

In the example below, I played the Black side of the Cambridge Springs defense.  Black was equal after about 15 moves, and then White got saddled with an isolated d-Pawn. If you study this game and its annotations, you will get a good feel for handling one of Black's best weapons against Queen Pawn openings.

When playing over this game, I recommend you use the "move list" since it will give you access to all remarks and variations.