Posted on January 16,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. An open position is defined as a position with no locked pawns and typically 3 or more pawns have been traded. This position is the complete opposite of a closed position and different from the semi-open position as well. Understanding the differences and how they change the layout of the game will help you to play much better in this kind of position. The three factors that we will cover with this position are the plans possible, the speed with[…]
Posted on January 15,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos. Avoid your opponent’s opening preparation with this aggressive gambit! In the video “Blackmar-Diemer Gambit” by IM Andrew Martin, we are shown the highly aggressive gambit opening that many players live and “die-mer” by. The opening starts off innocently enough with 1.d4 d5, but then takes a swift turn with the pawn sacrifice 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3. If you want to steer the game into a funky, aggressive, attacking direction then this opening is[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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