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How can you win against stronger opponents?

Aug 24, 2016, 11:09 PM 4

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

Day 8

Day 17

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 18 was the following:

- Theoretical section:

Today I studied key ideas about how to win against stronger opponents:

1. We need to concentrate fully to the game regardless who is our opponent. We need to believe if we give out best we can win against anybody.

2. We need to think before we exchange pieces. We need to exchange the opponent's active pieces and we need to keep our well placed pieces on the board.

3. We need to play actively and try to attack or counter-attack. We should play they type of position we like to play. Try to force the opponent to play the type of positions we like.

4. We need to play for a win and calculate deeply.

Master game:

We should defend the squares around our king and good to keep all of our pieces defended.

I annotated the game for you:

Tactics:

The puzzles focused on decoying today.
I share two hard exercises:

Endgame:

Today's endgame showed, we need to think about attacking the king also when very few pieces left on the board.

Conclusions of the Day 18 of the

1. We learnt key ideas about how to win against stronger opponents.
2. In today's master game we looked pawn break in the center, which weakened the opponent's kingside.
3. I solved very hard puzzles about decoying.
4. In today's endgame we learnt how important to search for attack against the king also when very few pieces left on the board.

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

Today I used 80 minutes. The total time I used until today is 16 hours and 34 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 18 of the
Until tomorrow you can find the details of the  21 days to Supercharge your chess course if you click here and you can become a student too.

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