A Pawn is Worth Three Tempi – GM Jesse Kraai

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A Pawn is Worth Three Tempi – GM Jesse Kraai
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GM Jesse Kraai explains how to use the old Russian rule set to evaluate Tempo in chess. What is Tempi or Tempo in Chess? “The gaining or losing of time and effectiveness relative to one’s continued mobility or developing position, especially with respect to the number of moves required to gain an objective: Black gained a tempo”.
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A Pawn is Worth Three Tempi

GM Jesse Kraai explains how to use the old Russian rule set to evaluate the Tempo in chess. What is Tempi or Tempo in Chess? “The gaining or losing of time and effectiveness relative to one’s continued mobility or developing position, especially with respect to the number of moves required to gain an objective: Black gained a tempo”.

Content: 50 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 2 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Intermediate Players.

Users rated this series: 4.3 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: Brilliant lecture! More sophisticated use of the term tempi then has been my understanding (misunderstanding?). Has given me plenty to think about. I also love the expression, ” the king owes us some time”.

GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the US championship from 2002-2006. Jesse received his final GM norm at the Foxwoods Open 2007 and has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg.

Outline

  • Part I
    Paul Keres vs. Andrija Fuderer
    Run Time: 00:25:10
  • Part II
    T. Rendle vs. V. Kotronias
    Matchup: Jacques Mieses vs. Alexander Alekhine
    Run Time: 00:25:16