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Reverse Engineering a Mating Attack

SmithyQ
Sep 3, 2017, 4:43 PM 1

When playing through a game, it's easy to get seduced by the final combination, the winning tactical shot.  While certainly beautiful, these aren't always the most important element of the game.  It's the small, subtle things that happen before the combination that separate the good players from the great.

In this video, I try to explore this concept in detail, showing how a simple mating combination was in fact generated 10 moves earlier, when a simple pawn push had unforeseen consequences.

 

This is an experiment, so I'd love some feedback.  Let me know if you enjoyed this, if you found it helpful and if you'd like to see more like this.

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