One of the first maxims most of us learned as we progressed from raw beginner to intermediate player was the importance of rapid development.
What does that mean exactly?
This game illustrates exactly that. Played between two well-known Soviet players in 1948, you will see White quickly gain an advantage in development after Black wastes time with several queen moves.
This game is in Questions of Modern Chess Theory by Isaac Lipnitsky, which I have been working through as part of the Quality Chess Challenge.
Til Next Time,