This is video #23 from the “Beginner to Chess Master” playlist. What makes a bishop good or bad? The pawns! The concept of good and bad bishops, is in my opinion the most important strategic idea in the game. Your understanding of this concept will help you determine what piece exchanges are desirable, and you can begin to formulate a good middlegame strategy based around it. Make the wrong type of exchange, and you may be ultimately giving your opponent the superior minor piece! The term “zugzwang” is defined in this video.
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