Hello there! In this installment we will look at some interesting positions and recent games played.
In the first position White has done all the hard work and has obtained a winning position because her rook's are more active and she will win the b7 and d6 pawns. However, the first player gets excited and the game becomes a tragedy.
White should play 1.Rb7 followed by Kf1 or g3.
Instead play continued, 1.Rdd6?? Ra1 2.Rd1 Rdd1++
1... f6? 2. Nd6+ cxd6 3. Rxa5 a6 4. g4 (4. Re1) (4. Ra4
) 4... Nd4 5. c3 Nb5 6. c4 (6. Kc2) (6. Ra4) 6... Nd4 7. Ra4 (7. b4) 7... h6 (
7... Kc7) 8. c5!? dxc5 9. Rc1 Nb3? (9... Rd8 10. Rxc5+ Kb8) 10. Rc3 Nd2+ 11.
Kc1 Nf3 12. d4! Nxd4?? (12... Ng5 13. dxc5 e5 14. c6) 13. Rxd4 +-
Things to remember: The most important factor in chess is King Safety always be aware of threats to the King's position. In chess there is a time for offense and defense. As a player improves they will be able to switch gears from one to another. Playing quiet defensive moves are more difficult than finding aggressive attacking plans. Finally, every player gets excited in certain positions. It is best to try to calm your emotions and combine logic with patience to play good moves.