11 December 2013

Consider the Consequences

Lesson of the Week

This week's lesson is not particularly complicated for young players who look at the board carefully. However, too many look at threats against pieces without looking at control of squares.

White to move

White can restore the material balance with Rxb7. What would be the consequences of this move?

This position is from the game Westernin, H -- Ivkov, B Palma de Mallorca 1968.

In the game, White played 41.Raf1, and after 41...R4c7, White resigned.

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