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Positions with Imbalances: Most club players think that ‘imbalances’ is an advanced concept that only Grandmasters understand. It can’t be further from the truth. Imbalance simply means that the material on the board isn’t equal.
Bobby Fischer, an icon of our sport, is perhaps one of the most studied chess players. Robert James Fischer called Bobby is famous for his universal playing style, excellent endgame technique, and his great contributions to chess in the form of chess writings, new ideas in a number of openings, and a new variant of […]
Attacking player is a delight to watch and probably everyone who watched such masterpiece players wished they could do the same in their games. But everybody is different and each player has their own style. There are players for whom the sense for wild positions comes naturally. And, they feel like a fish in the […]
It is not easy to achieve positional mastery. The reason is that in order to do so one must follow the path of the development of chess since Morphy up until today. To give you a better idea here is a very brief description of what you would learn. Here is an (in)complete list of […]
When preparing an attack against the enemy king it is important to know the typical sacrifices and attacking patterns. We have already covered most of the ways to start an attack and the most common tactical ideas in our previous articles and today we will take a look at another potential target of the attack […]
Continuing our series of typical sacrifices, today we are going to discuss another very important and usual idea in the Sicilian Defense. Much like its brother, the piece sacrifice on d5, giving up the knight on f5 has more or less the same ideas and outcomes.
A good sacrifice is something that can completely change the evaluation of the position. It can save the game when you’re in trouble, or it can help you win when the positions are nearly equal. Most amateur chess players are afraid to sacrifice pieces because they don’t feel confident and don’t want to take any […]
Sacrifice in chess is defined as a move that gives up a material in a hope to obtain some sort of compensation. That maybe either a material gain, positional advantage or even a mating combination. It is important to be able to find sacrifices in all types of positions: tactical and positional. Chess player of […]
This article is a continuation of the last week’s Top 10 Tactical Tricks Every Chess Player Must Know. This time we are focusing on the most typical sacrifices that occur often in practical games. Why is it important to know about it? Let me tell you, that even if you are a positional player you […]