Strategic Thinking (Part 2)
Queen vs 2 Rooks
Following up on Tuesday’s blog article introducing this new series on strategy, we will consider in greater detail the two initial examples that I proposed. Decisions regarding deliberate exchanges such as 2-Rooks for Queen (and pawn), or 2-Minor pieces for Rook (and pawn) or 3-Minor pieces for Queen must never be taken lightly. Such exchanges should be considered strategic decisions.
While the material balance might be unchanged, the long term consequences of introducing assymetric piece configurations may be drastic, so much so that it could ultimately cost the game. This series will try to expound on general concepts related to these strategic decisiõns, with an eye towards finding practical guidelines for the reader to apply in his own games.
gm Fernandez Romero,E — gm Ipatov,A
Sabadell 2011 Spanish Tch