Developing a sense of danger
Potsdam, Germany. 1974. Position after 22 moves of play. Black’s last move was 21…Rd5, defending against the attacking 21.Rc5. Ofcourse, White stands better! Better pawn structure and active, well coordinated pieces. In particular, Black hás too many heavy pieces aligned along the b3 to g8 diagonal. (Books on strategy don’t emphasize enough the potential dangers of such alignments, in my opinion. Many beginners erroneously think that it is enough that your pieces be defended… ) In this position , adding to Black’s woes, there is yet another problem: the first rank. There is no luft for the King!