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Sticking to basic principles

May 3, 2010, 8:43 AM 5

Just recently i played a game here on chess.com that reinforced my belief in basic principles. As the game left book on move 10 (at least for me), i already equalized but was unfamiliar with the arising position. But nevertheless using basic principles brought a swift win and the full point for black Cool. The principle in question is:


  • When you are ahead in development, try to open the position 
and the other side of the coin:
  • When you are behind in development, try not to open the position.
Without much further ado, here is the game

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