Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Loss of Objectivity

A difficult part of the game of chess is the precise and objective evaluation of positions.

This is especially critical in complicated positions with many options for both sides.

Factors influencing the process of decision making are personal situation, ranking and previous results in the tournament, familiarity with similar positions, knowledge of theory, etc.

In today’s game, a false sense of security invaded the player having black pieces and allowed White an early central break.
As a result, White pieces sprang to activity with a spectacular final assault over Black’s king.

White started playing quite and Black impulsively went for the attack. By doing so, he didn’t objectively assess the position, allowed White to open the centre and quickly activate his pieces.
As Bobby Fischer clearly stated “Chess demands total concentration”.

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