There are several types of advantages in chess. After the material advantage, the easiest one to recognize is probably the space advantage, where a player controls considerably more squares than their opponent.
It is common knowledge that the side with a space advantage should avoid trading pieces because the side with a space disadvantage has difficulty maneuvering the pieces.
Often, the side with the advantage spends a few tempos just to avoid trading pieces. Therefore, a question arises: What would happen if the player with the advantage instead kept the tempos and traded some of the pieces? This brings us to the Game of the Week…
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Game of the Week XI- Ivic vs. Markus
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GM Vasif Durarbayli
GM Ulvi Bajarani
Edited by Della Almind