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The quote thing works differently on the ipad and iphone like it shows here. On the mac it works with that gray box effect thing.
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Some good books to solve AxKs problems have been suggested here.In addition, I would suggest a chess playing program,such as CM 10k or the like,the idea is to review any opening move that you played poorly against and find the proper way of handling such moves in the future.Reviewing entire games on a chess engine is also an excellant way to spot tactical blind spots.If you are an experienced player and are facing an opening that you have never seen before,it is probably utter junk.These openings typically involve unsound play,if you can spot it you will have the advantage.If you review these games with a chess engine your first loss to them will also be your last.
All openings result in 1 out of 6 characteristic pawn structures. The pawn structure after 13.Bxe3 is called a Jump Formation. The reason for the name derives from the fact that White's head pawn at d4 is a N's jump away from Black's head pawn at e6. Another characteristic of this pawn formation is that there are no pawns on the 5th rank. This a pawn structure that could result from a poorly played Semi-Slav or a botched French exchange variation.
The key to any pawn structure are the indicated pawn breaks. For Black there is an indicated pawn break with ...c5 and one contr-indicated pawn break with ...e5. For White There is one indicated pawn break at f5, and 2 contra-indicated pawn breaks (b5 and d5). Black has the half open d-file, White has the half open e-file. Black would like to post a N on d5 and White would like to post a N on e5. The strategic technique in both cases. If Black can post a N on d5, White can play c4 in order to kick the Black N from that post which would result in a pawn at d4 that cannot be defended by another pawn on a half open file that Black can attack. The better method for White would be to exchange the Black N at d5 so that the resulting exchange (...cxd5 or ...exd5) would leave a Black pawn occupying d5. Black' s strategy regarding White's N posting on e5 would be the same as detailed above.
If you would like to know more please let me know.
where does a person learn this stuff from? 'Jump structure' and 'pawn breaks'. Is there a single book that teaches this to a beginner like me (playing chess badly for a year.already have bad habits from playing too much too fast, without learning anything. Now slowing down and studying tactics puzzles...)
ah, I see the gentleman and scholar tmkroll has posted a strategy video. just beginning to watch it now...thanks Ty.
Looks almost like someone tried to play the KIA and completely messed up the pawn structure. Either that or they just had no idea of what opening principles are.
Fear the Queen,why are you so inflammatory?There was nothing in AxeK's initial post that would justify your subsequent posts.You choose to be purposely provocative,just as others here choose not to be,I was wondering why;what do you get out of it?
The book that Yaroslavl is quoting from is "Pawn Power in Chess" by Hans Kmoch
thank you chessmicky.
The opening is commonly called the mouldy cheese, but as long as it is with a3 too. I imagine it is called so because there are so many holes in the position.
Yes and no. I think there are videos that cover openings which will help at this level. It's more about what you take from them. A video that explains the purpose of each move, several such videos in different openings, could be one way to grasp basic principals... seeing them in action, as it were. I doubt AxeKnight is watching them to memorize novelties on move 24 of the Dragon or anything like that.
It's Colle varied.
On the other hand,Snowy,you do need to know how to get out of the opening without having met with disaster.So yes,you do need to know some opening theory of whichever openings you choose to play ,and those you are likely to meet.But you are right in regards to studying opens sans anything else won't get one very far.
its called the two stooges
Is that a bullet game? I've had a bullet game before where my opponent just put out all his pawns on the 3rd rank and did time burners the whole game.
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