Converting Extra Material IV

Sep 24, 2010
15 min
This weekend we work on our technique! IM Sam Shankland reviews a recent Super GM battle between Naiditsch and Kramnik in which the former world champion sacrifices a piece for attacking chances and tremendous practical compensation. Unlike our previous examples of "converting extra material" where the path to victory was more methodical, here we must learn to calculate, keep our nerves, and shoot down explosive threats from our opponent if we are going to win!