Punch Back Openings vs. Center Control Openings
Have you ever wondered after reviewing a game, that "Is my center better than his punishing back or the other way around? Well I have thought of that for long time. When you are a beginner your coach teaches you that always control the center no matter what. Then as you grow up and get smarter in chess you realize that there is another way of playing chess. For a while you think your coach was teaching you a way HE played the game. But your coach is right. In some sense. You do not have to attack it right away (but still have enough control), but then you HAVE to. So now I am going to show a few games with punishing back moves.