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|Rock, Paper, Scissors|
|Written by Yury Markushin|
|Friday, 26 February 2010 22:17|
Here is another cool article written by the WGM Natalia Pogonina, where she continues the nemeses and customers theory and talks about three basic chess characters as Positional, Tactical and.. Calculator. Natalia also analyzes her game against 2448 FIDE rated WFM (!?).
One of the reasons behind the “nemeses and customers” theory is that each chess player has his own style. It reminds me of the “Rock, Paper, Scissors” game where there is no one dominant item.
The main three chess characters are:
When people of the same style collide, the more skillful one usually wins. However, if they play differently, a lot depends on psychology and cunning. For instance, in the 2000 London World Championship match Kramnik managed to lure Kasparov with Black into relatively dull Berlin endgames where Kramnik felt like a fish in water. Kasparov was getting frustrated by not being able to win a single game, but was too proud to admit it and choose a different opening. Sounds very simple, but this was one of the main reasons why Garry, probably the greatest chess player ever, lost his crown!
Yound and funny: Natalia Pogonina and Valentina Gunina
at Russian Superfinal'05
Now back to the Russian Superfinal’09. In round 7 I was facing WFM (yes, some people don’t like applying for titles!) Valentina Gunina rated 2448 FIDE. I am friends with this gifted young tactical player, but that doesn’t keep us from fighting like ultimate enemies when it comes to chess. In our game Valya had a big advantage after the opening, but then lost most of it when I suddenly changed the course of the game by offering a pawn:
Valentina Gunina: 4 years later at Superfinal'09 (ChessPro)
Natalia Pogonina at Superfinal'09 (ChessPro)
Reviewing your own and your opponents’ games will help you determine what your and their styles are, and act correspondingly. Never miss a chance to change the course of the game in your favor, always try to “drag the blanket to your side,” and you will see a substantial increase in your playing strength!
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