Triangulation for the win.

Jul 8, 2015, 1:21 AM |

It's not everyday we apply something we learned to win a game. 

Things like opening theory, endgame theory, middlegame concepts... we don't always get to use them in a game since they need to appear on the board first before we can use them. 


The topic of this blog is Triangulation, chess player's fancy way of saying 'losing a move'. It's one of the first technique in K & P endgame that we learn about when we begin to learn about endings, yet for me, the opportunity to use this has been surprisingly sparse.

In this game, I saw the chance (or I should say necessity) to use triangluation in a completely locked up K & P endgame, and my opponent did not, so what was supposed to be a draw, ended up as a win for me.

This just goes to show that in Chess, just 1 moment of carelessness is all it takes to go down. Even in position where it seems like there can be no losing moves, blunders are always there, waiting to be made... and it only takes 1.