I have written many articles on the topics of improvement at chess, becoming a better chess player and beating a stronger opponent at chess. Throughout that time I was getting mostly positive responses from the readers. Some agreed with the ideas I presented, some were pretty skeptical at first but then tend to share my thoughts, some completely disagreed (not many, but I cannot completely ignore this category as well).
Regardless of the category you belong to, you may ask does the methods and ideas recommended throughout this website work at all? Am I going to become a stronger chess player if I follow your guidelines? And you’re right, you should be critical and question the information you’re being exposed to.
In today’s article I will show and analyze one of my recent “officially rated” chess games that I played against a National Master (FIDE ~ 2250) and managed to win it using techniques I advocate.
Yury Markushin – Charlie Bouzoukis
officially rated game, 90 min. time control
This game was picked by me for analyzes and publication because it touches many very important aspects of chess: Beating a Stronger Opponent at Chess, Playing Chess in a Lost Position and How to Analyze Chess Games. In this game I played White. Feel free to browse through the game while reading comments at the same time.
If you have any thoughts and opinions feel free to share them below. If you have some interesting games of your own feel free to share them too and they may be published.