Crime and Punishment in the Opening

Dec 23, 2010
22 min
When a player realizes that his/her position in the middlegame is unstable and, perhaps, already un-savable -- where should they look? Well, a situation like that generally suggests you are being "punished" for your "crimes" in the earlier stages of the game. Opening the center too quickly; developing your pieces to bad squares; neglecting your opponent's threats... are all things that the Dzindzinator doesn't want to see in his student's games!