Game of the Week XX: Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2696) – Piorun, Kacper (2635)

Game of the Week XX- Wojtaszek,Radoslaw (2696) - Piorun,Kacper (2635)

Why is the role of the center so important in chess?

The main reason is that having control of the center allows the side controlling it to conduct its plan with ease. For example, a player’s attack on the opposing side’s king is more likely to be executed successfully when the center is solid, according to Steinitz’s theory of positional play; this is why the opposing side must prevent such an attack on its king by carrying out attacks on the center. However, when it is not possible to open up the center, this usually yields lamentable results for the opposing side. This leads us to the Game of the Week…

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Game of the Week XX: Wojtaszek vs. Piorun

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Contributors:

GM Ulvi Bajarani

GM Vasif Durarbayli

Edited by Della Almind

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