Chess Wisdom and Aphorisms #8

Chess Wisdom and Aphorisms #8

Nov 18, 2015, 8:57 AM |

Chess Wisdoms and Aphorisms.  #8.


Chess is a game learnt by studying Instructive Games.


There is a book, ‘The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played. 62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy’ by Irving Chernev.


(Type this in Google to see a link for a free download

of this e-book.)  


Players often say, ‘How can I get better at chess?’

We learn to play better chess by studying other games of chess that are particularly instructive.  Then we try to incorporate the ideas demonstrated into our own games.  We can only talk about chess up to a limit.  Then a principle of play has to be demonstrated on the chess board in an actual game. is particularly good at giving us examples of excellent games to study.  I would like to include here a ’mini masterpiece’ by a player.  

This game demonstrates how to play against the Centre Counter.  We play a Centre Counter Gambit which then turns into a Queen’s Pawn game  structure for White.  This is by far the easiest way for me to play.  I am not overly fond of sharp positions that I don’t understand.  I am happy with c3, d4 and Bd4 positions as white.  This game now explains why I did not enjoy playing against the Centre Counter as white.  I have now used this game to re-direct the style of play I use against the Centre-Counter.  Thanks very much!  Here is this excellent game.