How to Win an Equal Position

FM TheDragon2000
Feb 24, 2015, 3:14 AM |

A very common scenario is reaching a roughly even position where you need to win. This could be when playing a weaker player or when you need a win to get a podium finish, etc. I think that there are 4 important ways that one can try and win equal positions:

  1. Sacrificing a pawn for the initiative.
  2. Complicating the position as much as possible.
  3. Create weaknesses in your opponent's camp.
  4. Keep playing, keep pushing, keep trying to win. 

Read Examples of each at my chess blog