Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Board 4: A smooth win by Eric Rosen

White gets the two bishops, but the pawn structure after 22...f5!? 23.Kh1? d4! was made for knights. How could White have made the position more bishop-friendly?

There's a lot of tacking between moves 22 and 36: note that Black has already doubled on the g-file by move 29, but waits until move 36 to break. It's all about control: Eric doesn't create the crisis until all the positional details are in his favor.

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