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    • Lucena Position

      I've been brushing up on my endgame.  These puzzles are courtosy of Silman's "Reassess your chess" Engame 101: Lucena position | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Mar 22, 2015
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    • Closed Sicilian Pawn Structure

      The Closed Silian English Pawn Structure               Soltis recommends 2....N c6.  Both Sides try to create a wing attack. White has allowed black to open a file on the side of the board.  He starts his own pawn storm, but ... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Jan 1, 2015
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    • Combinations

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      • flatseven
      • | Dec 30, 2014
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    • Ideas for Black In the Caro-Slav Pawn Structure

      A thematic idea for black in the Caro-Slav formation is the move:  ....Pawn to C5.   Opens diagonal for bishop  If white retakes, then c5 can be used by black's pieces Might create an isolated pawn for white, which can then be blockaded on d5 ... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Dec 30, 2014
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    • Combinations

      Games from Polgar's "Chess" | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Dec 30, 2014
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    • Middle Game Ideas In the Caro Pawn Formation

      These ideas are taken from Soltis: Pawn Structure Chess.   This post looks into some middle game ideas in the Caro pawn formation.               White has potential outpost squares on c5 and e5.  Black would have to weaken hi... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Dec 29, 2014
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    • Pawn Structure Change in Dragon

      White is able to change the pawn structure to restrict blacks pieces.   Blacks pieces are constricted on the first three ranks, while white has all the activity.   24. B-e6!  Mate would have followed if this bishop was taken, after queen tak... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Dec 29, 2014
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    • QGD Pawn Structure

                    White can alter the structure with (1. PxP  ...) offering Black a choice of a symetrical structure (....cxd)  or the Orthodox Exchange Structure (...exd).                            ... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Dec 29, 2014
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    • exploiting a hole on g2

        In this game I messed up my pawn structure early in the game, but used the hole in my pawn structure on g2 to create a winning attack.  I'm interested in these kind of attacks, because your opponent will almost always steer a game this direc... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Apr 8, 2014
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    • win with underpromotion

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      • flatseven
      • | Mar 9, 2014
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