Method of Fighting for an Open File

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Method Of Fighting For An Open File

GM Vladimir Georgiev

Dear Readers of "Modern chess",

In the following article, I will explain one of the main strategical weapons that each chess player should have in his "strategical repertoire" - How to fight for an open file and how to exploit it after you win it. The examples will give you the full overview of the ways of fighting for an open file and what to do next.

We will start with one classical game between the 3rd and the 4rd World Champions Capablanca and Alekhine. 


In this critical position, White played 17.Rd3 and start fighting for the open d-file. Later I will examine all the steps for fighting for the open file and how to exploit it later.

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