Akobian vs Robson

Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Variation (D44) · 0-1

Kevin’s Commentary: Ray Robson is one of the up and coming stars in chess. He has seen his rating soar as of late with a string of wins over very strong GM’s. In this game against Akobian, Robson demonstrates the power of the pawn. Robson goes so far as to aggressively push his pawns on the queen side, the very side he castled on. The important theme that you should watch is that pawns are meant to be pushed and pushed hard. Robson understood this and won the game pretty easily, even with an exposed king.