Rossolimo Attack: Black does not play the Sicilian to play the meek lamb against White’s e4.
It’s getting ready for some action. Then he plays the knight to c6, grabbing the exact squares that White’s f3-knight is trying to control.
Oops! It’s not going to be easy it seems.
Tactics Manual for Beginners: Seeing no improvement in your game? Or maybe even after hours of studying openings, your rating still refuses to budge?
Tell me, do you find it hard to see winning opportunities on the board? Do you often end up drawing even a won game? Do your opponents usually land a “surprise” attack on you out of thin air?
Winning Strategies for Club Players: Dear Chess Friends, I’m sure you know that to become a strong chess player, you should obtain several vital chess skills, such as calculation, tactical vision, visualization, positional understanding, opening knowledge, and others.
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Imagine if there was a “magic” strategy that lets you win your games… The bad news is… there is no ONE strategy that could do all that (or at least I’m not aware of it).
The good news is, there is the next best thing.
Four Knights Game – Scotch Variation: Opening trends change all the time. People play whatever is played the most at the top level, whether that opening suits them or not.
Many players like to follow the latest trends, dictated by the leading experts in the opening.
I have some VERY interesting insight to share with you today… that will make opening play whole a lot simpler for you.
IM Milovan Ratkovic was going behind the scenes into the opening preparation of his students.
Knowing what you have to do in a position is the key to getting an advantage and even winning your games. Different positions require different approaches. You can’t attack in every position, just as well as you shouldn’t play quietly all the time. It is important to recognize how a position should be played and this is something Grandmasters are very good at.
The best approach for dealing with the Sicilian Defense depends on your personal playing style and preferences. As White, you can choose to play sharp, theoretical lines or adopt a more positional strategy.
If you prefer to avoid extensive study of theory but still want to take the initiative from the start of the game, the Smith-Morra Gambit may be a suitable choice.