The Chess Advantage in Black and White: Opening Moves of the Grandmasters by Larry Kaufman
The Chess Advantage in Black and White: Opening Moves of the Grandmasters Larry Kaufman ebook
ISBN: 0812935713, 9780812935714
Publisher: Random House Puzzles & Games
White's got a big choice: 9.a3, 9.Qe2, 9. It is not based on luck (as with roulette), or on physical skill (as with table tennis), or on quick reactions (as with first-person shooter video games). After 40…Nc3 (he should have played 40…Nb6) Black certainly was lost. Bd3, 9.Bd2, 9.h3 and lord knows what else. Strategy games have been The number of possible chess positions after seven moves is more than 3 billion [source: Chess.com]. I suspect Gelfand is choosing between the first two options. An oversight Kramnik struck back in the rapid game. When he's not lost in introspection. After a strongly played opening he obtained a clear advantage and looking back he concluded that Black's position was difficult. Ponomariov- He kept looking for his chances, but Ivanchuk remained fully concentrated and his advantage was such that at some point the white position should collapse. The rules of strategy games can be simple or complex, but what they all have in common is that players need to look ahead, plan and then carry out a strategy in order to win. The best way to read Shipov's commentary (which first appeared in Russian at Crestbook) is in the game viewer at the bottom of the following page, where you can click on the moves and analysis to see the position on the board: It's time to play chess. Two collegiate grandmasters, Holt and Sam Shankland, gave the other upset of the opening round.