Yesterday a couple of friends and I were analyzing Gawain Jones’ first round game at the London Chess Classic Open event.
This was the position after White’s 10th move.
So we’re calculating 10…Nxc3 and every line we’re looking at leads to advantage for Black.
Yet GM’s always look to maximize the position. So Gawain played 10…Nd6, which is clearly better.
The lesson here is one as old as the game itself. When you see a good move, look for a better one.
Til Next Time,