Do you know the Classics? Part 2

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In this week's edition I would like to continue with last week's exciting theme! The knowledge of typical and common positions is a giant step towards chess mastery.

Russian folkore tells us that there exist 300 secret positions that-- if learned and fully understood-- will make one a master.  It is possible, and in fact such a method of study has reached us already!  Two excellent books that tackle study in this way are 300 Most Important Positions and Ideas by Lev Alburt and GM-RAM by Rashid Ziyatdinov.

Remember you too can play a classic game; you do not need to be a famous or outstanding player! It is never too late!

Well... try to solve these classic positions, and then you'll know if you are ready. If not, review the solutions a few times.


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