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... the king that will force our opponent to make weakening pawn moves. Creating these “holes” in the enemy position will make it easier to find tactical ideas that will allow your pieces to break through. ...
2. 7 Finest Endgame Plays
(Articles/Endgame)
... won't be as useful here. Success mostly depends on the fundamental understanding of simple positions and technical skill. If you want to progress as a chess player working on endgames is the must. It is ...
... purely based on simple calculation. A fair exchange is no robbery they say, but chess is much more complicated than that and every trade tends to change the character of the position, especially the trade ...
... – Harikrishna) we can see how white got mated in a dead equal position because of a blunder. However, such things don’t happen by accident, white was already over pressing. 2. Trade rooks but keep the ...
... opening and tried exploiting king's side weaknesses in his games. Later on he said "I may yet be forced to admit that the Winawer is sound. But I doubt it! The defense is anti-positional and weakens the ...
6. Developing The Sense of Danger
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... It is not a common idea to think of during the game, but it may sometimes be wiser to prevent danger by rethinking the position of your king. Now, let’s see some example where this plan was successful ...
... not even principal opening and show his best skills later on when the position does not forgive imprecisions. Kramnik also has the same style; he is a terrific all-around player but especially strong in ...
8. Prophylaxis
(Articles/Middle Game)
Chess is a game of ideas, where the players have to carefully build their position and find weaknesses in the other player’s camp that will allow them to break through. It is easily understood why being ...
9. The Principle of Two Weaknesses
(Articles/Middle Game)
... one to remember in positions when you’re trying to materialize an advantage, either material or positional. When your opponent has only one problem to take care of, he can use all of his resources to ...
Strategy plays a big part in a chess game. In positions where tactical play is absent, the players with a superior strategical thinking tend to outplay their opponents. It is often seen that inexperienced ...
Isolated queen’s pawn positions are incredibly rich in ideas for both sides. The discussion on how there are several possible ways to play these type of positions for both sides and is never-ending. In ...
12. The Sicilian Dragon - Kamsky's Way
(Articles/Openings)
... is suitable for you. Theory: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be2 Bg7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Be3 Nc6 9.Qd2 Starting from the diagram position black has tried different moves but the three main ...
13. Starting an Attack: 5 Things to Know
(Articles/General Information)
... account. Most amateurs like to attack no matter what and start it out of nowhere, without taking any preparatory steps. This might work against weaker players, but against a strong opposition it is rarely ...
14. 3 Best Games of the Week - 48
(Annotated Games/Opening Theory)
... order to close the center and try to dominate it with his knights. But Aronian found a very interesting positional exchange sacrifice that annihilated black’s active knight and left him with very passive ...
... we can say. The moves go like this: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3!? This move is quite rare in this position. As you may have noticed, the popularity of the systems with kingside fianchetto in 1.e4 openings ...
16. ChessBase Magazine #175 - Review
(Articles/Reviews )
... detailed analysis of main lines in the Benko Gambit (A58). Here we have space for a concrete position. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.Nc3 Bxa6 7.Nf3 Bg7 8.g3 d6 9.Bg2 Nbd7 10.Rb1 Nb6 ...
17. 5 Ways to Improve Your Positional Play
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... plan in a static position. If you invest most of your time in openings, then middlegame and endgame will represent a real challenge. One very important aspect of the game and one that we think makes the ...
18. 3 Best Games of the Week - 47
(Annotated Games/Opening Theory)
... Magnus Carlsen. The game was a Queen’s Gambit Declined where white got a better position after black made a slight inaccuracy. Seeing the game, it might look like an easy win for white, but it’s important ...
19. 10 Ways to Improve Your Openings
(Articles/Openings)
... sure that the lines you choose fit your style Don’t start playing an opening just because it is very popular and everybody at top level is playing it. If the positions arising are highly tactical, ...
20. 10 Ways to Improve Your Chess
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... of exercises with this purpose. 2. Positional Play To know how to maneuver with your pieces is a key thing. Just as there are exercises to improve tactics there are also manuals about positional play ...
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