A Guide to Chess Improvement: The Best of Novice Nook by Dan Heisman

By Dan Heisman

A consultant to Chess development positive aspects the superior of Dan Heisman’s multi-award profitable chess column beginner corner, which has run for the prior ten years on the renowned web site ChessCafe.com. This ebook is filled with priceless guideline, perception and sensible suggestion on a variety of key topics: common development, proposal techniques, making plans and technique, strategies, endgame play, process, time administration and masses extra besides.Heisman has completely revised, increased and up to date his paintings to supply an easy-to-navigate consultant. He has additionally incorporated fresh and unique columns. Any participant from newbie to specialist who's fascinated with enhancing their chess may still learn this book!*An crucial advisor to chess improvement*Covers intensive the entire key parts of chess*Written via a exclusive chess teacher

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Txe7 �xe7 1 1 'ir'c2! td3 lLlxd2 1 3 'ir'xc5 + �f7 1 4 lt:le5 + ? After 1 4 lLlxd2 White would be clearly better! The game finished : 1 4 . . 'it>f6 15 b4 lt:le4! txe4 'ir'xb5 1 8 lLle5 + �f6 1 9 lLlg4 + �f7 20 lLle5 + HSpeetman, in his comments in I nformator 4 1 , suggested for Black 8 . . d5, and on the next move 9 . . axb5 (instead of 9 . . td3 lLlc6 with only a slight advantage to White. Summary : 6 lLlbd2 is an inter­ esting move but one which is in need of further practical tests. In conclusion, 5 .

F6 + ! ( I I 0-0-0?! e5 f6 1 3 lL! f7 fxg5 is unclear) I I . . xf6. Going back to the position after 8 e4, and assuming an eventual exchange on f6, the most promis­ ing plan at Black's disposal is probably . . b7, . . ll g8, . . ll b8 or . . 0-0-0, . . d6. White has two equally playable alternatives, castling long or castling short. ll fd 1 Better is lLl b3. l ad ! , then ll fe 1 , 12 . . b3 d6 The basic plan and structural development for Black is as fol­ lows: to attack on the b- and g-files; meanwhile controlling d5 with a knight posted on c7, a bishop posted at b7, and a pawn on e6; and later to play .

The moves . . c8-b7 and . . J:lh8-g8 form a whole with: I .. 18 The Blumenfeld Gambit f5 !. g. txf3 - + . t b7 and . . f6-f5 works in many positions! It is a classic case, where Black uses the g-file, h l -aB diagonal and the counterattack f6-f5. The pawn on d6 may be a source of power in Black's position, if it can advance d6-d5-d4 etc. But it is a potential weakness also! After l lLic4! Black has serious problems. The threat is 2 dxe6 fxe6 3 lLixd6 + . If l . . �d7 then 2 : d3 and 3 : ed I and the threat returns.

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