Aberdeen Chess Training Day Sunday 11th September Part 1
A chess training day was held in Shell's Woodbank House on the 11th of September. 15 players of all ages and playing strengths attended and the session was run by myself (2150 OTB, head coach for Scotland in the Glorney/Gilbert competition 2016). My coaching style is based on the Socratic method of asking the students questions as I feel Chess is like Music in that you cannot passively learn much - you have to engage your brain, to practice, to solve! This blog is similar in that most of it is puzzles - it should give you an idea of what the session was like if you weren't there and really reinforce the lessons if you were!
The theme of the first two sessions was development. The first game analysed was Morphy's Opera Game. Even if you have seen this game before I guarantee there are some things you have not looked at before in the puzzles below.