Defense & Prophylaxis 8: Stay Put and Hold!

Aug 10, 2012
19 min
When he finds himself on the worse end of an Opposite Colored Bishop ending, GM Shankland must make a critical decision: Either try to improve his defensive setup before his opponent increases the pressure, or just stay put. This difficult decision has plagued chess players on the defensive end of things since the beginning of time, and the game Sokolov vs Shankland from this year's World Open was no exception...