Monday, August 25, 2014

Seizing the Initiative: Threats that can't be ignored ... and more

Planning & Attacking Based on Superiority of Pieces



Planning & Attacking Based on Superiority of Pieces

Posted on August 23,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The time to attack is when your pieces are superior! Planning & Attacking Based on Superiority of Pieces by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili. Roman gives us an excellent example of planning and expanding Pawn Structure in The Pirc Defense with Anand vs. a strong Russian Grandmaster. White quickly gets into a controlled aggressive situation on the Kingside by pushing his pawns into Black's territory. Roman talks about White's developed Pawns and disc[...]

A COMPLETE Defence to 1.d4 GM Jon Levitt

Posted on August 22,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The Clarendon Court! 1.d4 c5 2.d5 f5! A Complete Defence to 1.d4 - GM Jon Levitt Grandmaster Jon Levitt introduces his opening 'The Clarendon Court' and in his introduction starts out with examining White's 3 main approaches. The first section deals with ways White tries to Blast Black off the board with gambits but Jon shows the opening is quite sound and virtually unknown. Beginners to Grandmasters will appreciate this DVD for its originality a[...]

Siezing the Initiative: Threats that can't be ignored

Posted on August 22,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. Initiative is a powerful weapon that belongs to the player who can create threats that can't be ignored. It can become a decisive factor in the game. Developing the initiative involves, first of all, enhancing the interaction of your own pieces and disorganizing the opponent's play. To increase initiative and pressure we have to seek maneuvers that place pieces into more advantageous positions. It's important to do it with tempos, creating threat[...]

Using Positional Sacrifices to Change Relative Values

Posted on August 21,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles. One of the most difficult decisions a chess player must face on the board is positional sacrifices. Chess players nowadays do not hesitate to sacrifice when it comes to attacking the king, but sacrifices that involve a compensation that might not come in the near future or that look unclear are harder to make. Here are some tips: Be practical. If the sacrifice looks interesting and seems like it gives problems to your opponent, it will be very to[...]

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Finally new stuff.