Play Against Bobby Fischer
by IM Igor Khmelnitsky
To have successful results in chess you must do well in critical positions.
The first task is to recognize a critical position - for example one in which your opponent has created a threat or the one when you have an opportunity to create or execute a threat.
The second task is to assess such situation properly and come up with quality move-candidates.
Finally, using calculation as well as your knowledge base, to come up with the best move.
Experienced players go through this process naturally. For improving player, I recommend to break it down in the steps mentioned above. When you start doing it methodically like this, you will be able to make better decisions and get better results no matter who you are playing against. Even the world champion can be drawn or even beaten if you maintain your focus and your composure.
Don't believe me? Well, here I collected 25 examples from the games of chess legend, 11th World Champion Robert Fischer. In each of these examples, you will 'partner' with Fischer's opponent and be given an opportunity to examine Fischer's last move, identify Fischer's objectives, come up with your move-candidates and execute the best move (and often a series of moves). This is your chance to 'virtually' compete against one of the best chess players ever. He will put serious pressure on you - create threats and be evasive, attack you and fiercely defend. The positions will range from Middlegame to Endgame, Tactics to Strategy, Easy to Complex...
If you take your time and maintain your focus, you can do well in this task. And if you can do well against Fischer, then you can play well against anyone. Just keep working on improving your skills and increasing your knowledge base.