How To Win A Game You Should Win

Nov 18, 2014
19 min
One of the most stressful aspects of chess is trying to win a game you know you should win. WGM Tatev Abrahamyan uses one of her games from the 41st Olympiad to demonstrate a logical technique for winning games against lower-rated players — when you absolutely need the full point. Even in a drawish opening with Black — and even when her opponent can trade queens at will — WGM Abrahamyan keeps up the pressure to eventually gain the win.