How to Develop Initiative: Part 2!

Aug 27, 2013
25 min
One of the hardest imbalances in chess to gauge is queen for two rooks. In a recent game from the World Open, GM Mikhalevski amazingly had the chance to get two rooks for the queen in a winning position, but instead chose to have the queen for two rooks, which was also winning! Talk about a win-win! Watch and see how the coordinated rooks can dominate, but if instead the queen acquires targets, then she is for preference. This veteran experience helped him overcome his much younger opponent.