Understanding before Moving 46: Cooperation between the pieces (2)

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9/26/2021 – Herman Grooten is an International Master, a renowned trainer and the author of several highly acclaimed books about chess training and chess strategy. In the 46th instalment of his ChessBase show "Understanding before Moving", Herman continues to talk about the "Cooperation of the Pieces". | Photo: Tommy Grooten

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In the previous episode, we talked about the cooperation between the pieces. The pieces can work together in different ways. When two pieces both target a weak point in the enemy camp, it is a form of cooperation. Covering important squares, preferably in the enemy camp, can also be seen as a form of cooperation.

In the rather chaotic diagram position we see that White has three very active pieces while the black pieces on the queenside do not exactly make a harmonious impression.

White can exploit this factor in an original way. Do you see a promising continuation for White, that makes use of this factor and that makes the white pieces cooperate really well?


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