Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 11

Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 11

NM Coach-Bill
Jan 6, 2015, 3:38 PM |

Sorry for delay ingetting the next part posted. Been extremely busy with a flock of new online students, etc.


Before I show the solution to the last puzzle I gave, I just want to remind everyone about my video lessons group. For nearly 3 years I have been presenting YouTube videos to help you teach yourself how to become e a better chessplayer, and how to duplicate my success and achieve master status faster than I did. My video lesson 001 on my YouTube playlist spells out in 37 minutes how to place yourself on the right track. This group was founded less than 33 months ago and has already reached a solid #3 largest among the groups at and should be number two in the very near future. You can't do wrong with Dan Heisman Learning Center either. Both groups have plenty of activities to further your growth as a chessplayer, and links to join may be found in the right hand column of this blog.


Also, I promote two other groups to get long time control games online. It doesn't matter how much you study chess, or how many lessons you purchase, if you aren't playing long time control games, you stunt your growth as a chess player! It's less expensive to play them on than it is in real life.


In part 10 I presented this position and asked if White could get away with 40. Rxe4. I had a lot of replies and it was solved.


The remaining moves are given and White resigned. However, White can force adraw  by placing his King on a6 and advancing his pawn to a5. Black can't capture on c6 as this stalemates White!


During the game I was under the assumption I could trap thewayward Knight and simply coordinate my King and Bishop to win White's two pawns and eventually promote my last pawn and win. My opponent assumed the same thing and didn't contemplate al his resources!


This is a good example of how studying your games after they conclude can help you improve. Don't give up in your analysis, keep looking! our skills will become refined.


Here is the complete game. I got sloppy with 35...b5,negating much of my advantage.


Back soon with part 12!