General Strategy: The Open File!

Dec 6, 2010
24 min
GM Dejan Bojkov recites beautiful chess poetry for our ears! In today's video we learn the many ways in which an open file can lead to success in chess: Pressure along the 7th-Rank; Restriction of the enemy King; The ability to target pawns on both the King's and Queen's flanks; Finally the "freedom of choice" for your own King's climactic entrance. Watch and learn!