If you play the Sicilan as Black, you might find yourself Defending against a Maroczy Bind. According to Andrew Soltis, the right approach for black is to try to change the pawn structure here.
Black can break with... | Read More
In this game I sacked the exchange to win.
The sack comes on move 26 when I trade a rook for a knight, then take apart his pawn chain and mount an attack...
I was happy to be able to sack an exchange in order to open up a position and... | Read More
Delving into the Polgar Chess book again. I looked for puzzles where black had a fianchetto.
For some reason when you click on solution button the arrow keys don't pop up. I'm not sure why that is. But if you click on the moves you can s... | Read More
Here is the computer analysis of how I misplayed the opening.
Play through the game until you get to the blunder.
Here is a sicillian
Here is the same game. Click over to the end. I play rook b8 and the computer doesn... | Read More
Thanks for checking out my game. I think I learned this tactic from a Danny Rensche video. | Read More
I've been brushing up on my endgame. These puzzles are courtosy of Silman's "Reassess your chess"
Engame 101: Lucena position
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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
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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
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Games from Polgar's "Chess" | Read More