A bit about prophylactic...

GM LuckyTiger
Dec 12, 2010, 4:42 AM |

During the lessons I give online I saw many times how my students make different mistakes in different situations just because of one reason - THEY DON'T PAY ENOUGH ATTENTION TO OPPONENTS' IDEAS! Those of you who read my previous blog (http://blog.chess.com/LuckyTiger/my-vision-of-thinking-process-of-a-strong-chess-player) know that it's extremely important to start thinking on the move from the question "what does opponent want at the moment?" 

Now, I would like to demonstrate one of my own games on this issue. Some of you could be wondered "why this GM shows his game against vs. much weaker opponent?" I can answer to this. In my opinion games where GMs (or another strong players) outplay weaker opponents are more instructive for less experienced players since it becomes evident how GMs do their plans; their opponents sometime just don't see them and allow doing these plans without any resistence.