for fun & chess for blood
5. Jul, 2018
In this position Black has claimed the open c-file with the rook.
Open files are files free of pawns. They serve as important routes for heavy pieces, especially for rooks that can use them to burst into the enemy’s camp.
Capturing an open file is one of the ways of obtaining an advantage.
👍 See how an open file is
exploited in this miniature
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