Learning from the great games of old

Feb 18, 2013, 2:35 AM |

     Hello my little friends! The moon is above, the sun is soundly snoring, and the stars are playing the quiet game. Which is another name for the GIOUCO PIANO I am told.
  Today's blog is about learning from classic chess games. There are so many great chess books written, filled to the brim with fantastic chess masterpieces, that it would be a pity not to take advantage of them. I went ahead and read a bunch of them, starting about 15 years ago, and basically ending three or four years ago, when I decided to find chess students and show them how smart I am.

    After all, what is the point of all that reading if you can't find people to brag to?
  First, my dear dears, we will study a game by the great BOTVINNIK, then we will study a game by the great LASALLE. (Yes, I am also great, although in different ways. Botvinnik was better than me at chess, but I am considerably greater in obesity, for example.)

And now we will study the game Kharoubi-LaSalle, 2003. 

  Cliff was a strong expert in Rochester NY. I think my overall score against him is 2-2. He knows more about openings than most people know about anything, but somehow I got a great position this game. (Thanks Botvinnik.)  Cliff was rated around 2080. He was White. I was, I don't know, 2000 ish.

 And that is my first instructional blog on chess.com. Bare with me, they will improve :)


  Craig signing out.