Defeating "Drawish" Players | Part 3: The Exchanger!

May 21, 2014
13 min
How do you overcome a player who wants all the pieces off the board? Often, you take him up at his own game! Here FM Alisa Melekhina tries to get from full chess to the pawn game, but her higher-rated opponent slowly overwhelms the position in the process. White is left in a horrible zugzwang as Black advances methodically. We don't know how Alisa is recording videos while playing in the U.S. Women's Championship, but we appreciate her worth ethic!