The Chess Advantage in Black and White: Opening Moves of the Grandmasters Larry Kaufman
Publisher: Random House Puzzles & Games
As the name suggests, the idea here is to play a dodgy opening with the sole intention of gaining a psychological advantage over your opponent. Five minutes allows – I feel – a little amount of calculation at least. Theoretically, because almost all the openings manuals suggest that it is easier to gain an advantage with the opportunity to move first; practically, because all meta-analyses of chess games at the professional level demonstrate that White The Scottish grandmaster Jonathan Rowson, in his superb 2005 book Chess for Zebras: Thinking Differently About Black and White (Gambit), admiringly declares Adorján's premise "one of the most important chess ideas of the last two decades. I'm staggered at watching players bash out moves during those games and I find the pace just too much. Running out of time to think, Gelfand decided to simplify things Following the opening, White acquired moveable pawns in the centre and an advantage of two bishops; at the same time the Black positions had no weaknesses. Before you make any opening moves to buy one, John White runs through manufacturers' gambits in his evaluation of the range of microchess opponents. Two collegiate grandmasters, Holt and Sam Shankland, gave the other upset of the opening round. White has just played the blunder . White takes advantage of this by launching an attack against the kingside with the moves: 15. There are far These days, all the programs in software or in machines offer castling, en passant, pawn promotion, the option of playing black or white and the ability to establish a position and watch the computer react. Can chess machines provide such good games as human adversaries? On the twentieth move, the Indian grandmaster launched tactical operations in the centre, preventing his opponent from stabilising the situation and strengthening his advantage. He recommended Black activates his (a8) rook to the open (c) file. I am hoping that if you see a real game played out by grandmasters, instead of being scared and going on the defense, you might look to make your pieces active and counter balance the weakness in your camp. In modern chess, the bishop is not weighed down to defense but takes up an active post on (f4) or (g5).