Boris Gelfand was the clear winner of the Tal Memorial. In his game against Nakamura you will find another neat example of the dominance of bishops over knights. See Daniel King’s video.
In more closed positions the bishop’s actions are hindered by the pawns. So therefore the player who has the bishop pair should strive for opening up the position.
But there is another point to it, often missed by commentators. When you are in sole possesion of the bishop pair clearly your opponent misses one of his bishops. Therefore he might be weak on the squares that are not covered so well anymore.Read More »