Chess Lesson – Excerpt 4


Strong chess players have a broad and profound understanding of chess strategy, enabling them to find good moves with ease. They know how to evaluate positions correctly and are skilled in identifying strategic goals. We will illustrate these skills using another position from the same game as in the previous lesson.

The following chess lesson contains two strategic elements:

  • Operation Base for the Knight
  • Strategic Exchanges.

After a series of moves in which White tried unsuccessfully to compensate for their strategic deficit with active measures, the game reached the position we studied in the previous lesson.

Position A

Position B

If we revisit the situation, Position A appeared equal, and it was not easy to foresee a plan for Black. However, Position B is clearly in Black’s favor due to the dominant black knight on d4.

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