A few days ago, our guest coach IM Boroljub Zlatanovic prepared a video lesson for you on the topic “Exploiting your opponent’s bad piece”. If you missed it, you can find it here. Today, we’re publishing the second part of the lesson.
This time, Boroljub will teach you with a game played between Alexander Kotov and Mark Taimanov – two very strong players from the Soviet Union. The game was played in the Zurich Candidates, 1953.
In this game, you will learn about the importance of regrouping your pieces (to make them active) and the crucial factor of making the right exchange of pieces (when you or your opponent have a bad/passive piece).
You can watch the video lesson by clicking HERE
Let’s make a quick summary based on what you will have learnt from the lesson:
- Finding the correct plan to realize a big positional advantage
- You should play on the flank opposite your opponent’s bad piece
- Disadvantages and consequences of a misplaced (passive) piece
- Importance of regrouping your pieces
- Eliminating your opponent’s active pieces
- How to make the correct exchange of pieces?
- And lots more
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