Maintaining the Initiative

Sep 21, 2009
19 min
IM Shankland analyzes a crucial segment of a recent game of his from a top US tournament. He looks at the transition from opening to middlegame, as white struggles to keep an initiative in an open sicilian. If white fails, they will face some real worries because of their positional weaknesses, and IM Shankland shows the intense searching that represents the correct attitude for white.