Rapid Time #8: Shut’em Down, Open Up Shop

This is a positional game play against a 1396 opponent where I played the Caro-Khann with this goals of locking down the entire board after seeing the way White was choosing to response. They created some long term weaknesses, never focused on King safety and over extended their pawns into the 6 rank. Knights shine in closed positions and my Knights were undoubtedly the most active pieces I had.  They spent the game maneuvering around to pressure points and probe weakness, it was like jungle warfare.

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