Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Expansion Mirage

Conquering space and control over central squares are strategical concepts that advanced players use to identify when playing the opening and middle game.

In today’s game, Black wants to improve in both aspects of his game. Nevertheless, he miscalculates and falls into a trap that costs him a piece.

Alexander Goldin is an experienced GM chess player. Nevertheless, even titled players are candidates to fall into traps when they play carelessly.
Here is worth remembering the famous Tartakower’s sentence which states: “The mistakes are there waiting to be made”.

Nairobi Chess Club site closed again until further notice due to the COVID pandemic.
Nevertheless, if you want to play chess, you are lucky. Our virtual club organizes regularly online tournaments and matches. More than 360 members enjoy that chance. New tournaments will start soon and there is Blitz every Wednesday and Saturday. Join now! Limited slots!.
Besides all of that, a new overseas match against the German Nastätten Schachclub is scheduled for Apr.18th. 9 members of Nairobi Chess Club will have the privilege to play.
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