Positional Tips: Learning from My Own Play!

Jul 30, 2013
27 min
In another game where prophylaxis rules the day, GM Khachiyan masterfully restricts black's pieces until he obtains the concrete advantage of good knight versus bad bishop. From there, he ruins his opponent's pawn structure and simplifies into a favorable ending. The finishing tactic is a clever piece trap where he simply outcalculates his lower-rated opponent. The game is low on flash but high on substance!