Analysing My Own Games: Destroying your Opponent's Centre
Aug 25, 2015, 7:46 AM 0
Black has just played 9. ... f5.
What is White's best continuation?
Destroying a Closed Centre: Attacking a Pawn Chain
In the above position, with his King stuck in the middle, my opponent decided to close the centre with 13. ... c4.
I assessed that the most important feature of the position is his King stuck in the middle. Hence I want to open lines to his King.
I attack his centre with 14. b3 b5 15. a4 to obtain the above position.
This idea is intuitive if one is familiar with a plan for Black in the Queen's Gambit Declined where White plays an early c5.
In the above position, Black destroys White's centre with ... b6 and ... a5.
Can you find a way for White to win a piece?
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