first game with the intention of controlling squares and imbalances!

Pawn_Checkmate

 

Theshallowend

I think these games are bad example s of square control. These games were more tactical not square control.  So your looking for the  control zone.     You should watch msk videos on  YouTube. That should help you to get the idea of how to set up the control zone. 

Benjibass



Benjibass

I think the example above shows a small example of advancing, i have more...

Benjibass

If you look at my game archive you will see many games where my pawns are far advanced.

wesleyn1
I know play e5 but I wanted an interesting game
wesleyn1
Nice game u posted benji what’s ur rapid rating and blitz?
wesleyn1
The shallow end what do I type on YouTube
Theshallowend

At your rating you don't need to worry about square control.  You show play for tactics and piece coordination out of the opening all e4 e5 opening for white and black.

Theshallowend

Msk chess    square strategy theory  the control zone.

FlyingSandal

Lots of folks gave tactics advice and the OP thanked for it. But whatever the players level, it does not hurt to think about what's needed for the next level of play.

Benjibass

On your chess journey, try to get good at one thing and that can make anyone good at chess. Best is to get good at 2 things. Like i want to become good at pawn advancement and at making good positions in bad ones.

Benjibass

Hmmmm, prove me wrong.

IMBacon
Theshallowend wrote:

At your rating you don't need to worry about square control.  You show play for tactics and piece coordination out of the opening all e4 e5 opening for white and black.

"worry"? No...Gain some understanding of weak squares, and weak pawns?  Absolutely.  How else do you think tactics show up.

Benjibass

I honestly believe to get to the 1200 level, he needs to focus on no blunders and good pawn structures.

Scottrf

How do you focus on no blunders without an understanding of the game? Completely impractical.

Benjibass

Umm, ofc you learn the basics, but around 900 rating, he should start doing this stuff.

stiggling

I think Silman's idea of imbalances is useful even for beginners. It gives them a concrete way to think about some pretty abstract things (like controlling an empty square).

But after an introduction to these ideas, yeah, I think mostly just focus on tactics. Something like 1 week learning about imbalances, then 6 months doing tactics tongue.png

wesleyn1

im mostly focused now on 1-2 move tactics and trying to exploit weaknesses while not hanging pieces