Posted on October 28,2014 By FM Kevin Trujillo in Strategy & Game Review, Classic Games (Pre 2010), General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. The quickest route to win in chess is checkmate. Amateurs commit the mistake of attacking the king in every single position, even when it is against the nature of the position. It is crucial to understand when it is possible to make a direct attack on the king and when isn’t. The most effective way to attack is when the opponent has not castled and when one has development advantage. It is necessary to have higher piece mobility in the area when[…]
Posted on October 27,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Tal – Learn to attack like him! GM Crushing Attacks by GM Maxim Dlugy. This video on attack by GM Maxim Dlugy shows us the following: How to attack well and avoid pitfalls when attacking. How to find reasons why an attack should be launched. Tal versus Fischer 1951 Candidates. KID is played by Fischer – Tal plays classical 7.d5 although current theory prefers 7.0-0 then Be3. Explanation of Black KID ideas in this game such as …a6/…b5 or Qe8 to[…]
Posted on October 24,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The Anti-Sicilians Busted? In this video, Chris deals with beating all the anti-Sicilian systems. He starts out with the Sicilian Wing Gambit and shows us one of the shortest ever GM games to persuade us to not fear White’s play. Then he shows how to deal with the Smith Morra Gambit when he suggests just taking it to play e6/Nc6/Qc7 and Ng4, with dangerous threats that include a mating trap! Chris demonstrates a few GM games that turn out very we[…]
Posted on October 23,2014 By GM Sergey Kasparov in Strategy & Game Review, Classic Games (Pre 2010), General Chess Articles. The problem of an isolated pawn is surely worth an independent topic and thorough analysis. For a while let’s confine our study to a particular case from the creativity of great chess players. I remind you that generally pawns are strong when placed side by side, backing up and protecting each other. There are exceptions, but exceptions only prove the rule. Viktor Korchnoi is a known expert on French Defense, including the line with an isolated[…]
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