New Chess Course - How to Activate Your Pieces

New Chess Course - How to Activate Your Pieces

NM CoachJKane

Hi Chess Friends,

I'm happy to announce my new partnership with Chess University. I recorded some of my favorite lesson material for a video on how to activate your pieces and prepare strong attacks. The course includes several top level games, showing how to build up and execute attacks against such players as Hikaru Nakamura and Sergey Karjakin among others. I've also included a few of the most instructive games I've played, including an amazing struggle against GM Jesse Kraai.

A short free sample and the course itself are available here:

I'm not going to include any of the examples from the video here, but here's a nice game fragment with some similar motifs to what I discuss there. This game decided the 2009 US Game in 60 Championship. White's doing well in the position below, but before you click through the moves, try to figure out what you would play to make progress.

I hope you enjoy the video!