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GM Davorin Kuljasevic’s “Develop Your Counter-intuitive Thinking!” - Counter-intuitive Piece Exchanges

Opening: C65, B04, D36, E80, E32:

Player(s): Anand, Grischuk, Jimenez, Larsen, Smyslov, Keres, Razuvaev, Cherepkov, Maris, Kuljasevic

Piece exchanges are something that we do routinely in our games. Most of these exchanges are simple and almost automatic because we follow well-known positional guidelines, such as: exchange your weakest piece, trade off opponent's strongest piece, don't trade queens if you are down on material, etc. However, there are also situations when the widely accepted rules about piece exchanges do not apply; in other words, a counter-intuitive piece exchange is the best decision in the position. Such original and often unexpected exchanges can help us get the edge over the opponent, for example: obtain a better pawn structure, secure an outpost, or make a favorable transition from middlegame to endgame. In this video, we explore 5 such examples from instructive grandmaster games.

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Teacher's library (23) OFFICIAL COURSE 10 C65 B04 D36 E80 E32 Anand Grischuk Jimenez Larsen Smyslov Keres Razuvaev Cherepkov Maris Kuljasevic game analysis

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