Understanding before Moving 74: Pieces that are out of play - and how to exploit them

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4/10/2022 – 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 74th instalment of his ChessBase show "Understanding before Moving", Herman talks about pieces that are out of play. | Photo: Pascal Simon

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Sometimes you have the chance to force your opponent to put his pieces on squares where they are out of play. But usually this is only a temporary advantage, which, however, you ideally can turn into something more concrete.

If a piece of the opponent is out of play, you should have a plus elsewhere on the board and you would like to make this plus felt. But how? This often requires subtle play and perseverance.

In the position below White managed to keep a piece of his opponent out of play and then turned his advantage into a win. Do you see what Beliavsky did? And how he proceeded after that?



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