The Technique of Calculation - Part 12: Prophylactic Calculation 1

Jul 13, 2013
17 min
GM Melik Khachiyan unearths another fascinating position where the calculation won't be easy but will reward the player that focuses on his opponent's defenses. Here white clearly wants to promote his passed pawn, and had he thought through black's answer, he would have found a more nuanced way to get the little guy to score a touchdown. White actually faltered twice, again not bothering to calculate, and it cost him the game.