A well-calculated Breakthrough

A well-calculated Breakthrough

Heinrich_24
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May 13, 2014

When you have a better position there often comes the moment for a breakthrough, as you can see in the following game:   The right Idea and correct calculation have to walk "hand in hand" when you want become a successful chess player Finally,...

Pawn Sacrifices for Compensation

Pawn Sacrifices for Compensation

Heinrich_24
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Mar 17, 2014

If someone sacrifices a pawn or a piece (s)he wants to get something as compensation for it. In the following example the White player sacrificed a pawn to limitate the activity of a black knight: White won that game later. The black knight was ...

Three powerful Weapons in Endgame

Three powerful Weapons in Endgame

Heinrich_24
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Jan 29, 2014

The former world champion Emmanuel Lasker wrote: "There are three powerful weapons in endgame: Passer, King activity and Zugzwang!" In the following example we can see all three "weapons" at work 1. White king activity vs. Black passer As we...

Dangerous Counter play ... and a happy new Year!

Dangerous Counter play ... and a happy new Year!

Heinrich_24
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Dec 30, 2013

In a just finished online game - my opponent and I didn`t take it too seriously - I got a bad position. After the early middle game I faced a material state of "three pawns behind": So, what to do? I decided to take one of the pawns, although it ...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Heinrich_24
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Dec 24, 2013

In the background you see  a ferris wheel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferris_wheel at night in my home town Duesseldorf Have Fun with the following video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjEmquJhSas

An open file is normally needed in king attack

An open file is normally needed in king attack

Heinrich_24
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Oct 26, 2013

The following game is a typical one of the category: Both side castling and a closed center. So let`have a look at our starting position:      Here we have already the both-side castling on the board, but the center is not yet closed. The mai...

A Pawn majority in center as a decisive Factor

A Pawn majority in center as a decisive Factor

Heinrich_24
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Oct 3, 2013

Inthe following game we have a pawn structure, which often occurs in early middlegame. White has a 4:3 pawn majority on king side, Black a 3:2 majority on queen side. Of course, as we know, it is a pawn structure which favours Black in the endgame...

A two-wing-attack!

A two-wing-attack!

Heinrich_24
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Jul 29, 2013

In the following game White got the pair of bishops and a better position. But how to go on? White decided to go for two-wing-attack:  

Queen and Knight - an uneven, but strong Duo

Queen and Knight - an uneven, but strong Duo

Heinrich_24
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Jul 11, 2013

A few days ago someone showed me an example, when White was able to start a decisive mate attack   As you have seen, Queen and Knight can be a very effective duo in a mate attack. Here another example. Queen and knight forced the black king in...

Attack and Defense (1)

Attack and Defense (1)

Heinrich_24
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Jun 30, 2013

"Attack and Defense" is a great theme in chess. You should know when and how you should attack, and when and how you have to defend                             In the position above the attacking move 21. g5 seems to be ob...

The Backward pawn wasn`t "bad" enough

The Backward pawn wasn`t "bad" enough

Heinrich_24
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May 14, 2013

In the game Carlsen-Anand (Norway 2013) they got very soon following pawn structure:        As you easily can see it is a better one for white. Black has an backward pawn on d6 and white has the option to build an outside passer. In the gam...

Pawn majority on the Queen side

Pawn majority on the Queen side

Heinrich_24
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Apr 4, 2013

In the following diagram you can see a very typical pawn structure. White has on the  queen side a pawn majority and can create an outside passer, but will this be enough for a win in a pawn endgame? Tal believed and proved it! So we have seen...

Get a Compensation for an Isolated Pawn

Get a Compensation for an Isolated Pawn

Heinrich_24
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Mar 18, 2013

"In chess, an isolated pawn is a pawn which has no friendly pawn on an adjacent file. An isolated queen`s pawn is often called an isolani. Isolated pawns are usually a weakness because they cannot be protected by other pawns."(wikipedia)     ...

Backward Pawn - Pro and Contra (1)

Backward Pawn - Pro and Contra (1)

Heinrich_24
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Mar 9, 2013

You know what is a backward pawn? It is a pawn standing behind his neighbour pawn, but without defending support by other pawns Here in this example d6 is such a backward pawn. Putting a white pawn on e4 you may understand that it could become...

The correct Timing of a Rook Exchange

The correct Timing of a Rook Exchange

Heinrich_24
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Feb 8, 2013

In the following endgame White forced a better rook endgame ( with an imprisoned rook) and waited then for the right moment to exchange the rooks. The correct timing was here important, because the direct exchange would have forced a loss. So he f...

Put and hold Opponent`s Rook out of Use!

Put and hold Opponent`s Rook out of Use!

Heinrich_24
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Dec 18, 2012

The limitation of opponent`s pieces is one of the main strategies in chess. In the following examples we will see how rooks put and hold out of use. Example 1:   Example 2:   Example 3: Here the rook is already out of use  

The decisive Breakthrough in Center!

The decisive Breakthrough in Center!

Heinrich_24
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Dec 10, 2012

Please look at the following position: It is obvious that White has the better position. Especially the position of the White king is very good. A good moment to force the things. A good moment for a decisive Breakthrough in Center ...   ...

Improvements of the Queen!

Improvements of the Queen!

Heinrich_24
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Nov 27, 2012

One always should be ready for improvement of own bad-placed pieces. In the following example the improvement of the misplaced white queen became decisive:   In the following example Black decided to blockade queen side and center. So the fig...

Pawn Storms to break open King Castles

Pawn Storms to break open King Castles

Heinrich_24
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Nov 18, 2012

Pawn Storms as preparation for a decisive mate attack are often seen in chess games. So, please, have a look at following position               Obviously White has an advantage. His bishops, aiming already in directi...

It started with the Improvement of a bad Bishop!

It started with the Improvement of a bad Bishop!

Heinrich_24
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Oct 28, 2012

A few weeks ago I finished an online game that I would like to share with you. I had a more or less passive position when I suddenly got the chance to improve my bad bishop by a pawn offer. This was the beginning of a general improvement of my pie...

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