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Hi. Not 100% sure this is the right section but...
If my opponent sacs his bishop + knight for my rook + pawn on F7 or F2, what type of endgame should I go for?
Should I look to exchange minor pieces? Major? Or should I look to keep as many pieces on the board as possible?
If this is done early in the game, then I think you want to delay the end game. Rooks display their power in the endgame with open files and ranks. You want to maximize your minor pieces by working to create weaknesses and outposts on the light squares. Keep his two rooks out if play by avoiding pawn exchanges.
The idea would be to use the extra minor pieces in the middle game to create a weakness for the endgame. Two minor pieces is roughly equal to the rook plus pawn so it doesn't give a clear advantage or disadvantage. It is purely situational so you have to swing the position into your favor.
Hopefully a stronger player will come along and give you some more advice that may be more accurate.
Yeah, you don't want to be looking for an endgame. Attack and you will have an extra piece to put pressure on certain squares.
Do not go for the endgame!!!!!!
"With two pieces against one, you must attack" - Kasparov(?)
Depends on what you mean by "endgame".
The big problem is not to avoid trading pieces, but to avoid trading pawns which opens files and makes the rooks better.It is true that both are generally related, but if you have the choice between the next two positions for example, you must go for the second one, even though you lost much attacking potential (plus, the pieces are temporary inactive,but they will find stuff to do, the rook will not).
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