The Winning Academy (3): The Art of Exchanging Minor Pieces

Legend has it that a player who once was analysing with Dr. Tarrasch (pictured), a great believer in the power of the bishops, gave his bishop for a knight and remarked: “Winning the small exchange!” Tarrasch, probably with good reason, felt provoked, and said: “You obviously mean losing the small exchange!” Exchanging minor pieces is a fine and difficult art indeed. Jan Markos knows more!

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