Sunday 28 February 2021

Here, have this one

 One of the decisions we sometimes face during a chess games is 'What is an acceptable loss?'. By this I mean, do we decide to cut our losses (ie give up a pawn), or dig in, only to suffer a bigger loss later. This was certainly the decision my opponent had to make in a club game I played during the week, when surrendering the e pawn was probably the safer decision. Of course there is no guarantee this concession still does not lose in the long term, but it does at least keep the game going for a lot longer that this one did.


Press,Shaun - Cunningham,Cam [D11]
Rama Memorial, 23.02.2021

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