In the old days grabbing space by pushing the nameless g-pawn was the ultimate strategic discovery.
Nowadays it seems to be all about pushing Harry the h-pawn even if it doesn’t threaten anything concrete. After crushing Anand in 24 moves in the Scotch, Morozevich called it a “usefull pass-move”.
When will we see this?
Let’s not forget that Carlsen beat Radjabov in a blitz game with
and believe it or not, this can even lead to a good version of the Budapest Gambit with reversed colors.
Play it safe!