Live Lesson: Evaluation and Planning

Hi everyone! In today’s post, I would like to share with you a very instructive fragment of a lesson I had with one of my students back in 2012. His level was approximately 2000 USCF (Expert). The topics we covered are positional evaluation and how it can affect our plan successfully.

If you want to follow the analysis attentively you should maximize the broadcast window: Click on the YouTube icon or "Full screen" on the bottom right.

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  • 21 months ago


    what is black doing here?? tell something what black can do..

  • 22 months ago


    Sound quality at the beginning is absolutely horrible and irritating!

  • 22 months ago


    Great video.I'll check out that book Summerstorm-thanks

  • 22 months ago


    Thank you!

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  • 22 months ago


    A good book which discusses this well is Snosko-Borowski's The Middle-Game in Chess. He discusses static evaluation as well as finding a dynamic plan. He also has many terrific games/positions to demonstrate.

  • 22 months ago


    i found it extremely helpful to have the "amateur's" point of view to walk me through the lesson, thanks again!

  • 22 months ago


    thanks, that was great!!  maybe someday i'll be good enough for personal lessons :D

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