In our study of squares we’ve looked mainly at amateur games and how a “tiny” thing like a square is often ignored, while tactics, threats and attacks are always part of the amateur’s mind.
This brings up an interesting q... | Read More
We’ll continue our exploration of squares by showing a couple of different ways one can milk them.
Of course, a weak square or hole in the enemy camp can (and usually should) be used as a home for one’s pieces. We will look at that aspect of ... | Read More
In our first two installments of “Mastering Squares,” we looked at some extremely instructive positions from one of my students.
In the third installment, I stepped back and looked at square basics. Now that everyone is “on poi... | Read More
I noticed that some readers had trouble understanding what a weak square is. I don’t like leaving people behind, so I am going to devote 75.23 percent of this week’s “Mastering Squares” article to square basics.
Of course... | Read More
In part one, I discussed a game that I feel is extremely instructive. There were opening nuances, tactics, and the usual highs and lows. But the main thing that fueled the game’s soul was the existence of two potentially weak squares on e5 a... | Read More