3. Dec, 2022

Open files

From the very early start of our chess learning, we are told that we must control any open file with our rooks, but as usual, it’s always easier said than done.

There are many examples in which experienced players fail to use correctly the open files, allowing the opponent to dispute the file and trade the heavy pieces... thechessworld.com

Position - Black controls the central d-file and now puts pressure on White's defence to successfully advance the passed pawn on e4.  Black's next 2 moves ?

* 5 more positions to ponder from this recently completed Class C tournament on ChessWorld