Three Types of Positions: Semi-Open Positions

Posted on January 14,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. A semi-open position is defined as a position with very few or no locked pawns and typically 1 or 2 pawns may have been traded. This position has characteristics of both the closed and open positions but is different from each of them in a few ways. The three factors that we will cover with this position are the plans possible, the speed with which you need to act, and the pieces that are most effective. Plans: A wide variety of different plans a[…]

Three Types of Positions: Closed Positions

Posted on January 13,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. A closed position is defined as a position with a locked pawn center and typically very few (if any) pawns have been traded. This type of position plays much differently from the other two types of positions (semi-open and open) and it is important that you understand how to effectively play in this situation. We will talk about three factors involved in each of the position types and go into detail on each of them. The three factors we will cove[…]

Learn to Play the English the Easy Way

Posted on January 12,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos. A simple but strong opening to learn! In the video “Learn to Play the English the Easy Way” by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili, we see a few simple set-ups that will help us to play the English opening. In this video, the focus is on getting White an easy game using this opening. All of the lines that are examined give White a good advantage, or at least a comfortable position. This makes learning the English very easy, because we do not need to memori[…]

Three Types of Positions: Generalities

Posted on January 09,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. There are three primary types of positions in chess and it is very important to know which type of position you are in throughout your games. One type of position may have completely different ideas from another type of position, and understanding the type of position better than your opponent can be a key factor to winning the game. Also, certain openings create specific types of positions, and recognizing these positions will give you a deeper[…] is a producer of thousands of free chess articles and free chess videos by FIDE chess masters. They recently released the renowned Empire Chess series that has been taking the chess world by storm. Please consider checking out their chess blog and chess shop with tons of free updated previews.

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