King in the middle (2) – Chessbase News

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10/2/2020 In the diagram position White is a pawn down but Black has not castled yet and is far from being fully developed. Black's last move 13...Qb8 targets White's pawn on e5 but did not do anything for Black's development. Don't you let him get away with it!

Strike like the world champions

88 times, IM Oliver Reeh leads you step by step through the most brillant game conclusions of the world champions - in interactive Fritztrainer format, enabling you to enter the winning moves yourself.


When your opponent is almost fully developed and your own king is still in the middle, trying to snatch central pawns tends to be suicidal - this game is no exception.

Do you like these lessons? There are plenty more by tactic expert Oliver Reehin ChessBase Magazine, where you will also find openings articles and surveys, endgames, and of course annotations by the world's top grandmasters.

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