Are there any Key Elements to Victory in Chess?


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A few days ago, we published a video lesson by CM Tryfon Gavriel about a game between Vassily Ivanchuk and Garry Kasparov, where Ivanchuk used 5 key ideas to beat the legendary Kasparov!

We can see how top players and grandmasters use such key principles, systematically, almost in every game they play. That’s the difference that makes them stand out, and the reason why they are able to beat other stronger chess players consistently. I’d like to recall the phrase “Strong chess players who have better understanding of the game, win slowly, but surely!”.

What are the Key Elements to Victory in Chess?

There are a few key elements to victory in chess that, as I said before, top grandmasters use almost in every game they play. I’m very happy to inform you that our next chess course will be about just that! 🙂 It’s in the final stages and will be launched soon – stay tuned, for I will share more details in the following days.

For now, let me give you a small exercise.

It’s White’s turn in the above position. It’s a typical middlegame position from the queen’s pawn opening, only a pair of rooks and pawns have been exchanged. There are plenty of pieces left on the board, so you can do quite a lot of things here.

Please, take a few minutes and try to find the right continuation for White. Hint: it is a ‘key’ that we have already spoken about for quite some time. 🙂 After figuring out the complete plan, you may check your answer with the actual game here.
 
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