Learning from the great games of old
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.