Positional Chess

Dec 2, 2015, 6:20 PM |

As the old saying goes, "Chess is 99% tactics".  That is completely wrong.  Tactics are for in-moment-positions, but what comes next in importance is positional chess.  Sure, sometimes, it is just one combination that decides the whole game, or it is a tactic that helps someone get an advantage in a position.  However, if one is in a horrible position, as long as the opponent plays accurately, not many tactics could be exploited.  The following game demonstrates this.  

Note:  I am not a professional chess player.  My annotations are from my own perspective, not those of a professional chess player.

Update: I realized there was a mistake in my annotations, so I corrected it.   (Parenthesis analysis of move 15)

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