How to Play Against the Bad Bishop

Tigran PetrosianI found this very instructive game between a former world champion (from 1963 to 1969) GM Tigran Petrosian and Yugoslavian GM Boris Ivkov. The game was played almost 30 years ago, but it is a great example of how to play against the bad bishop.

The King’s Indian Defense was played. White showed us a fantastic way how to completely eliminate black’s dark-squared bishop from the game. White’s pieces really dominated on the board and black was suffocated on last three rows even when a lot of pieces have been eliminated from the board.

I also like the highway for white king on light squares leading from e2 to a6. It is also a consequence of great play against the dark-squared bishop of black.

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