Positional Tips: Learning from My Own Play! - Part 3

Aug 12, 2013
18 min
GM Melik Khachiyan shows a useful tip on deciding which side of the board your king belongs in the endgame. Something as trivial as which way to elude check can turn a benign endgame into a promising initiative. In the second example, the focus is on the middlegame, when black plays a clever exchange sacrifice to overrun white's center. Melik shows us that playing squares, not material, is the dominant strategy.