How to Develop Initiative: Part 1!

Aug 17, 2013
27 min
GM Viktor Mikhalevski plays against a topical anti-Grunfeld setup that even Nakamura just essayed at the 2013 FIDE World Cup. But unlike in Norway, Black takes over the initiative early, and gets the strongest bishops on e7 and d7 you've ever seen. Caution: open diagonals everywhere. There's probably a dozen discovered attacks, some forks, many pins, and a couple of x-ray attacks, all in the early middlegame. It's like a video and tactics trainer rolled into one!