An Instructive Mindset
The game between Polish great Akiba Rubinstein (1880-1961) and Czech master Karel Hromadka (1887-1956) from Ostrava 1923 is instructive from a coaching perspective.
Both players aim to make stronger counterthreats to top the threats the opponent has made against him! It goes with something I constantly preach to my students: Don’t let your opponent bully you!
You want to grab and hold the initiative; in other words, you want to control the flow of the game and bend the opponent to your will.
How did White continue?
When playing through the game and notes below, clicking on a move brings up the current board position.