Lessons on Positional Play - Part 3: Unusual Exchanges

Jul 3, 2013
17 min
Another masterpiece from the pedagogue GM Kaidanov! This time he cobbles together a handful of similar positions to produce a crucial theme that many club players need to assimilate. You should only trade when you are transforming the advantage to another area. He also stresses that your focus should be on active pieces over doubled or weak pawns. Fischer did it, Aronian followed, now it's your turn!