Tuesday, April 8, 2014
What happens when our players know only how to draw?
I have written a lot about this. Go back to my many evaluations of Li Tian. Scared chess. Chess to just gain ratings. Jimmy Liew's brand of chess.
When you play to win, you can also lose. But that is the proper path to take if you finally want to break the kangkung level ceiling. They are drawing from the 1500 level onwards.
I am only speculating here since KL Open won't put up the games but I think that the rare wins against higher level players only happen when those players underestimate our players and try a high risk maneuver to break the draws.