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How To Improve As A Beginner#7 - Learn from Morphy #3 (King`s Gambit Declined)

How To Improve As A Beginner#7 - Learn from Morphy #3 (King`s Gambit Declined)

Jan 6, 2018, 7:52 AM 3

Welcome! If you are new to my blog, then please read the first installment, and see them in chronological order, because the ordering of them is quite deliberate. Rather than reviewing the games of many different top players, I thought it would be more beneficial if you had a deeper familiarity with one master, so you can link the games and any overlapping patterns that you notice. After all different chess masters approach the game in different ways, and Morphy - if no one else does - certainly has a recognisable style (a sacrifice is made before move 5).

As in 'Learn From Morphy #1', I have taken a structured approach to this particular game, having broken it down into the opening, the middlegame, and 3 unrelated but very common puzzles. Puzzles are a great thing to get good at, because they crop up so often in game situations. Always look for the most forcing moves - checks, then captures, then threats...



These puzzles have been extracted from 'Improve Your Chess Fast' by AlbericO`Kelly de Galway...

 [mate in 2]



  [mate in 3]



  [mate in 3]



Game Analysis


Opening Ideas to take away


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