Is it essential to know your classics?

by clement

I’d like to cite an example from the Candidates Tournament, where knowledge of the classics was almost decisive in understanding the position. It was the Firouzja-Nepomniachtchi game, played in the 9th round:

You’ll find brief comments in the following games, which I haven’t analyzed in depth, simply wishing to show the importance of the classics. Perhaps this material will be useful to you, as it will be to my students!

Chess Classics – games you must know

As the author explains in the introductory video, knowledge of classic games from the past enriches your understanding of chess in general and helps you improve the level of your own games.



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