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The easiest way to win a game is to attack opponent’s WEAKNESSES. In general, this is pretty obvious. Karpov, Petrosian and other great players won countless games by using this concept.
However, when it comes to YOUR OWN GAMES, the situation turns out to be trickier; for instance:
- Your opponent is not going to weaken his/her position.
- An opponent will strive for a counter-attack.
So, how can YOU exploit opponent’s weaknesses, and bring home a well-deserved win? Today, we’ll go through a game of a student who did it just right! Remember these ideas, and use them in your games!
It’s noticeable that this student is only an amateur player rated 1700!Nevertheless, she played a high-level game and demonstrated deep strategic understanding. I just want to highlight that you do NOT have to have “Carlsen’s talent” to play chess well Here’s what the student wrote to me.
It’s a very typical middlegame position. White has placed his pieces on optimum positions already. How to proceed further? How should White develop his initiative? Please, write YOUR move in comments below.
After you came up with your solution, please, observe the whole commented game here: LINK