Originally posted by robbie carrobieWas the year "69"? It wasn't, huh
Recently followed a game where white used space to trade down and go into an
endgame where his advantage in space would be underlined, just wondering if
there are any other scenarios in which the use of space may be utilised - thanks in
here is the game, its clear that blacks passive play resulted in going into an
endgam ...[text shortened]... 6 20. Nxc6 Bxc6 21. Bb6 Rd7 22. b4 Rc8 23. Kb3 Rdd8 24. Bxd8 Rxd8 25. e5 *[/pgn]
Originally posted by luke mysterWho played this game? It looks like the space advantage didn't really play a part. The main factor was a terriffic knight vs a horrible bishop and white had opportunities to trade it off.
In this game black had more space on the queenside.
[pgn]1. c4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nb1c3 e6 4. e3 Ng8f6 5. Ng1f3 Bf8d6 6. b3 O-O 7. g3 Nb8d7 8. Qd1c2 Rf8e8 9. Bf1g2 Bd6b4 10. Bc1d2 Bb4xc3 11. Bd2xc3 Nf6e4 12. Bc3b4 a5 13. Bb4a3 b5 14. cxb5 cxb5 15. Nf3e5 b4 16. Ne5xd7 Qd8xd7 17. Ba3b2 Bc8a6 18. Bg2f1 Ra8c8 19. Qc2d1 Ba6xf1 20. Ke1xf1 Qd7b5 2 ...[text shortened]... 2 Nd1xe3 36. Kg2f3 Ne3xc2 37. Kf3e2 Nc2a3 38. Ke2d2 Na3b5 39. Kd2d3 f5 40. Kd3e3 Kg8f7 0-1[/pgn]
Originally posted by luke mysteryes this is true, but i do not presume for one moment to think that chess is that simple, otherwise the acquisition of space would mean an automatic advantage, indeed in many instances it may become a liability especially if we are unable to defend the space and our opponent gets 'behind', it. We often read in chess books of white 'having more space in the centre', as say in the Sicilian defence but whether it proves to be an advantage is of course up for debate. I really would like to see some good examples of the use of in a strategic sense of gaining and maintaining space and also some examples of assuming to much space and being unable to defend it.
What I meant by space, as what maxacre42 said, is having more mobility of your forces to unleash a better attack.