Opening Encyclopedia 2016
In chess, braving the gap often leads to disaster after a few moves. We should be able to avoid things going so far. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopaedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire.
Fortress or Not?
Against a bishop the defender can often try to construct a fortress as it can
visit only half the squares of the board:
Note that in the replay windows below you can click on the notation to
follow the game.
Knight endings are like pawn endings
The themes outside passed pawn and zugzwang play a major role here as well. But
due to the tactical abilities of the knight great care is often required:
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