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1. Starting an Attack: 5 Things to Know
(Articles/General Information)
... are not supported by pieces, they might do just that. So, try to imagine the ideal squares for your pieces in the attack, where they should be placed in order to create threats and find a way to make ...
... with Nc6 - Bg7 – e5 – Nge7 with a good grip on the central squares. This looks perfectly logical and forces white to be creative if he wants to avoid lines known in the King’s Indian Attack. A third ...
... drawback of these moves is that neither a3 nor d2 are great squares for the b1 knight. On either square white would be miles away from the d5 square. And white chose a better option, he went straight with ...
4. Realizing the Space Advantage
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... you control more squares (relevant squares!) than your opponent”. This basically summarizes it all, but there are other elements linked with the space factor that you should know as well. What are the ...
... and knight to ideal squares and then moves on to creating a second target of attack. Winning a rook endgame where your opponent has an isolated pawn is not easy if your opponent finds the best ...
6. 7 Ways to Beat Under 1600 players
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... in safe squares. At beginner level most of the losses come from having unprotected pieces. You’d be surprised how much your level can change once you manage to not hang any pieces! Once you have completed ...
... that occurs after the moves 1.e4 or 1.d4 where both sides begin a constant struggle for the central key squares. Ready to start winning at chess? Click here to start your training using the day-by-day ...
8. 10 Chess Patterns Every Player Should Know
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... is giving perpetual checks. The squares marked as “red” are the squares where black can check the white’s king. The squares marked as “green” are the squares where white can give a cross check forcing ...
9. 7 Things to Do Before a Chess Game
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... stay behind and players are focusing 100% of their attention and mental energy on 64 squares. If you can do that, you will immediately play a much better game! Try implementing some of these tips in ...
... pawns moves (if not forced) should be done when the pieces are placed in optimal squares and can’t be improved.See the diagram below for another example in which we can see the transformation of the pawn ...
... convinced by this move because after the capture on f4 black can play Bh3 and get some grip on the light squares, I decided to do a deeper research and discovered that the great Akiba Rubinstein had played ...
12. Queen vs. Pieces
(Articles/Middle Game)
... the side with pieces has good coordination, meaning that the pieces defend each other or can be placed in protected squares for an undetermined period of time, then the pieces can be at least as good as ...
... but it won't checkmate with two bishops for you. If you have a skill of checkmating with two bishops, you will do the following steps: 1. Occupy the central squares with the bishops 2. Relocate ...
14. 7 Chess Moves You Should Never Play
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... to the example above, the f3 is one of the worst squares to develop a queen to, because it also takes away this precious square from g1 knight. Now the knight has no good squares to go to. That in turn ...
... attacking skills. After deciding what type of play should be employed, typical chess patterns, such as weak pawns, weak squares, position of the kings, piece coordination, activity, development and so ...
16. How to Win at Chess – 10 Key Tips to Follow
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... key of any opening is developing pieces to the right squares, faster than your opponent. If you can achieve this step, it means you’re a leap closer to winning the game. Winning Chess Strategy #1: Develop ...
17. Chess Thinking on Different Levels: 1600 to 2200
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... a bit the kingside and the dark squares. So, before continuing any further actions on the kingside, he should first make sure that black isn’t given a chance to use this weakness, so the move I was considering ...
... an attack or a break through. The “improvement process” involves relocating pieces to optimal squares, defending the weaknesses, insuring safety of the king, and playing possible prophylactic moves. After ...
19. 6 Most Common Chess Mistakes for Under 1400 Elo
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... serious problem that many U1400 players are facing is the lack plan. Let me tell you what typically happens in the game. Both sides push d4 or e4 pawns 2 squares forward creating a symmetric pawn structure. ...
... Once white has finished his development and his pieces have been improved to optimum squares, one plan is to begin the advance of the H pawn in order to create weaknesses in black’s castle. In the following ...
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