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    • Combating the bishop pair, Romanovsky - Smorodsky, USSR Ch 1924

      In this game Romanovsky plays the exchange variation of the Spanish, trading a bishop for one of black's knights, and then proceeds to prove the superiority of his knights over black's bishops. Romanovsky was a player that did well in the early S... | Read More

      • snits
      • | Nov 24, 2013
      • | 392 views
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    • Gligoric - Larsen, Manila 1973

      Another nice game showing the power of the bishop pair when a position is opened up. A nice attack brings the game to an end. Game 9 - 50 Essential Chess Lessons | Read More

      • snits
      • | Nov 23, 2013
      • | 394 views
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    • The power of bishops, Makogonov - Keres, Moscow 1939

      In this game, Makogonov displays the power of the bishop pair against one of the all time great players Paul Keres. Game #8 in 50 Essential Chess Lessons. | Read More

      • snits
      • | Nov 18, 2013
      • | 475 views
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    • More games from 50 Essential Chess Lessons

      I finished playing through the section on defense this evening. All 3 games were entertaining, but I really like Spassky's counter attack in the center against Tal's flank attack in game 11 of the 1965 Candidate Finals. Here are the games.   ... | Read More

      • snits
      • | Nov 17, 2013
      • | 523 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Padevsky - Kholmov, Dresden 1956

      An interesting game I played through this evening while reading Steve Giddins's book 50 Essential Chess Lessons.  In this game it looks like white has a promising attack, but black defends well, and white eventually falters while in time troubl... | Read More

      • snits
      • | Nov 3, 2013
      • | 406 views
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    • Attack on an uncastled King, Polgar - Mamedyarov Ol. 2002

      Continuing to play through Giddin's 50 Essential Chess Lessons this evening I was treated to this following attack by Judit Polgar. | Read More

      • snits
      • | Apr 23, 2013
      • | 380 views
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    • Geller - Kotov, USSR Ch 1955

      Another game from Steve Giddin's 50 Essential Chess Lessons. In this game they have both castled kingside, and White builds up a nice attack. Particularly nice is B:g7, which leads to mate. I was looking at Rh3 instead which is winning, but not f... | Read More

      • snits
      • | Apr 18, 2013
      • | 476 views
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    • Averbakh - Sarvarov, USSR chT 1959

      Taking a break from Tarrasch this evening, I decided to start working through Steve Giddin's 50 Essential Chess Lessons. This is billed as a modern version of Chernev's Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played.  This first game features opp... | Read More

      • snits
      • | Apr 16, 2013
      • | 399 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Guess the Move training with Chess Hero

      A short video showing how to use Chess Hero to play through games using guess the move.   Chess Hero | Read More

      • snits
      • | Apr 12, 2013
      • | 1110 views
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    • Mackenzie - Tarrasch, Frankfurt 1887

      Tarrasch continues his poor start to the Frankfurt tournament, missing both 13.e6! and the fork that brings the game to a conclusion. Game #73 from 300 Games. | Read More

      • snits
      • | Apr 9, 2013
      • | 419 views
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