"You see to me it’s just a minor thing"
"I change the key from C to D
You see to me it’s just a minor thing"
Inspiration was drawn from the Red Hot Chilli Pepper's song "Minor Thing" in the post mortem to my game (https://www.chess.com/blog/blohmoremoney/except-a-royal-flush).
The most important lesson I learnt from GM Bojkov's personal game review is that I have a misconception about Rook versus 2 Minor pieces. Inherently I wanted to trade pieces and enter an endgame, where I thought two minor pieces would be stronger, as there is simply a numerical advantage. I recall games such as Capablanca-Corzo where he used a Bishop and Knight with passed pawn to defeat a Rook.
I appreciate now that is it in the Middlegame where the strength of the two minor pieces vs Rook lies. In an endgame, the Rook is powerful as it can switch quickly from either side of the board both for attack and defence.
Sicilian Middlegame Themes: The e6 square
A better plan is laid out by Kamsky, to attack the e6 square. He will prepare the advance of the f-pawn to ask questions of the e6 pawn, either threatening control of d5 should the pawn capture, or outright targetting the e6 pawn. A model game is Kamsky-Ponomariov, Khanty-Mansiysk 2007 1-0