Sensing Danger!, Part 3: Test Yourself

Sensing Danger!, Part 3: Test Yourself

NM zkman
Aug 29, 2014, 4:26 PM |

   The final installment of Sensing Danger! Part 1 focuses on how to properly recognize a critical position.  Part 2 establishes guidelines on how to approach these critical positions. This blog post presents exercises from recent games (US Chess League and Sinquefield Cup) to reinforce the material. Please read over Parts 1 and 2 for additional help solving these exercises.

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Part 2:


Test Yourself

Aronian is in some trouble. How did he deal with the immediate threats and regroup his pieces?


Black's pieces are a bit tied up. What is the best way to unravel?

White has made a material investment to force Black's King on an adventure. How should Black escape?

Black's intiative has fizzled out. How can white exploit Black's retreating pieces.

Final Thoughts

   I hope you found this series entertaining and informative. Please refer to Parts 1 and 2 (linked at the top) for more details on Sensing Danger! 

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