Mastering the Positional Sacrifice by GM Alex Ipatov
Posted on September 09,2013 By William in Strategy & Game Review, All Articles w/ Videos. The positional sacrifice is one of the most difficult maneuvers in chess, requiring a deep understanding of the subtleties in a given position to give up material in pursuit of positional gain. There are many types of positional sacrifices, ranging from a simple pawn sacrifice to an exchange sacrifice or even a queen sacrifice – however the main goal is the same, to beat down the opponent with overwhelming positional pressure to win the game. In […]
How Grandmasters Attack by GM Daniel Naroditsky
Posted on September 05,2013 By William in General Chess Articles. If you want to win chess games, you have to attack! The below chess video is an excerpt from the 3+ hour chess DVD ¨How Grandmasters Attack¨ by Grandmaster Daniel Naroditsky, focusing on some very nice attacking manuevers and plans in one of Naroditsky’s own games from 2006 where he beat fellow GM Sam Shankland. This game was especially instructive because GM Naroditsky was able to combine a variety of different attacking concepts into a cohesive[…]
Kasparov CRUSHES Short – Insane Sacrifices Beat French Defense
Posted on September 02,2013 By William in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, Classic Games (Pre 2010). Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short experienced a fierce rivalry at the pinnacles of elite chess in the 1990s as Kasparov had recently fought off Anatoly Karpov’s persistent challenges for the title of World Chess Champion, only to face a determined Nigel Short! This chess video is a great example of the rivalry between Kasparov and Short, as Kasparov always seemed to have an edge on the British Grandmaster with superior opening preparation and deeper[…]
Good Pawn moves vs Bad Pawn Moves – IM Maia Lomineishvili
Posted on August 29,2013 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, All Articles w/ Videos, Classic Games (Pre 2010). IM/WGM Maia Lomineishvili makes her debut chess video on OnlineChessLessons.NET! In this 25 minute video, IM Lomineishvili instructs viewers on different concepts taken from various middlegame positions where a pawn move can make all the difference to a win or a loss. She goes over a few middlegame positions from famous games showing how a crucial pawn move either destroyed their opponent or allowed themselves to be destroyed. Hopefully after thi[…]
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