Structural Thinking 5: An Endgame Breakthrough!

Mar 31, 2011
18 min
When GM Melik Khachiyan retreated his dark squared Bishop to d2, and then completely sealed it in with "dark-squared" pawns, we knew he was either crazy or a genius! It turned out the latter was true, and it was the beginning of a very "counter-intuitive" long-term plan to engineer a pawn breakthrough on the kingside - and eventually win a "positionally minded" endgame against the young National Master from Arizona, David Adelberg. Enjoy!