13. Dec, 2019

Confidence

Confidence is a wonderful thing to have, but if you find yourself overcome with fear, self-doubt, or uncertainty, then let your behavior drive your beliefs. Play as if you’re at your best. Work as if you’re on top of your game. - James Clear writing about ex-World Champion Garry Kasparov

Australian GM Anton Smirnov (18 yrs old) consistently demonstrates this in his games. In this position from the 2016 NSW Open Anton (playing Black) has to reply to White's 28 bxc4 with a discovered attack on his queen.

🤔 Which move did Anton play here ?   Play the game

👍 Video - Smirnov v Morris 2014 (3:27 min)

🤔 Your call - which move ?    Positions    Play