The Winning Academy 6: Hypnotised by the bishops

The love of most chess players for the bishop-pair is both strong and irrational. We all know that having the “bishop-pair” advantage should be beneficial, but – as discussed in the previous part of The Winning Academy – we barely know how to make full use of them. I would like to show you how this irrational love for the two bishops leads to poor practical decisions. The price players are willing to pay for the bishop-pair is quite often far too high. An arm and a leg. And more.

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