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How to play the opposite coloured bishop endgames?

Aug 21, 2016, 1:27 PM 1

Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course

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 My goals: 

1. I want to study chess in an organized way. I hope 21 days of organized study of the course will build my habit to create and follow my study plans after the course finished.
2. I want to win a Titled tuesday tournament in 2016
3. I want to win a Death match in 2016
4. I want to be one of  the top 10 rated blitz (3-5 minutes game) player on chess.com
The structure of the study of Day 17 was the following:

- Theoretical section:

Today we studied key ideas about opposite coloured bishop endgames. Most of the opposite coloured bishop endgames are draw-

If we want to play for a win, then need to create 2 passed pawn nn

the different sides of the chess board.

If we play for the draw, then we need to block the opponent's pawns.

The player who are attacking has a big advantage. He nearly plays a piece up, because the deffender bishop can not defend those squares which the attacker attacks.

Master game:

In today's game black was under the attack and a big pressure, when white sacrificed material to activate his pieces.

I annotated game:

Today's tactics were extremly hard.
I show 2 of them:


Today's endgame showed a stalemate exercise

Conclusions of the Day 17 of the 

1. We learnt what are the key ideas to play an opposite colour bishops endgame
2. In today's master game we looked pawn break in the center.
3. I solved very hard puzzles about decoying.
4. In today's endgame we learnt the importance of the stalemate, as a tool to save the game with big material disadvantage.

I decided to follow how much time I use every day for the study and monitor the total time used too.

Today I used 60 minutes. The total time I used until today is 15 hours and 4 minutes. You can follow the daily training times in this --> document

I wish you enjoyed today ideas and exerciseses
 of the course! I was happy to show you my experiences about the Day 17 of the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course Smile
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