The Chess Toolbox: Practical Techniques Everyone Should Know
Willemze (Thomas)
Source: Willemze (Thomas) - The Chess Toolbox: Practical Techniques Everyone Should Know
Paper - Abstract

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Randomly exchanging pieces usually only benefits the opponent for two reasons:-

  1. Every exchange improves the opponent’s recapturing piece
  2. The easiest exchanges are your active pieces for the opponent’s passive ones.
So, only exchange a piece for a good reason. These include:-
  1. Simplification
  2. Getting rid of an inferior piece
  3. Eliminating an important defender
  4. Changing the structure
  5. Lifting a blockade

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