for fun & chess for blood
3. Dec, 2022
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