Originally posted by AudreyxSophieIf you can trade pieces and get a winning technical endgame, than you must trade pieces! Playing for direct attack and mate is not always the best in a position.
The goal in chess is not to trade pieces, it is to mate the ennemy king, worthless trade and play for the win.
To me, it seem you do not break your head, you have to answer some simple question to play.
Can that promote ?
Can I take that defenseless pawn ?
Can I promote my pawn ?
Can he mate me ?
Is he treatning something bad?