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CHESS TIP FOR CORRESPONDENCE PLAYERS

CHESS TIP FOR CORRESPONDENCE PLAYERS

ponz111
Dec 23, 2013, 4:13 AM 3

This chess tip is for correpondence players.  Assume you are required to make a move every three days.

You believe you have an advantage and you see a tactic.  It is some kind of material sacrifice.  Of course, check and double check it against various possible defenses.

Now here is the tip. After you make your move [tactical sacrifice] and your opponent replies. Check out the new position-do not assume that your sacrifice is going to work.

After each move by your opponent after your sacrifice--check all the variations again.  There might be a defense you overlooked.

I was looking at a recent game where this happened. If the player who made the initial sacrifice had checked out the possibilities after each move he would have seen a drawing line for his opponent and then with much cogitation he might have seen an alternative and winning line.

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