Outranking by Outflanking
by Bruce Pandolfini
In the opening, when you flank, you develop a bishop to the side and aim it at the center. In the endgame, when you outflank, well, you don't do the opposite. That is, you don't develop a bishop to the center and aim it at the flank. Good old endgame. It's full of all kinds of themes and fancy names to designate those themes. The concept of outflanking: that's a military term in real life, but what's it got to do with chess? Chess experts and the...
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