Playing with Material Imbalances - Part 1

Jul 26, 2013
23 min
When asked by a group of top juniors for one of his best games, GM Ben Finegold only had to go back a few weeks in his memory bank to dig out a beautiful win over a promising youngster. Reminiscent of the Frankenstein-Dracula Opening, the grandmaster offers his queenside rook, several pawns, and then eventually pitches the lady en route to exposing white's king! Watch and see how top players know that dormant rooks lose to active minor pieces every time.