Mastery: Openings

Exploiting Opening Errors 3

Exploiting Opening Errors 3

This is the third part of my "Exploiting Opening Errors" Course. It is geared only for strong players who have already completed the first 2 easier courses-- You'll find no trivial problems here! And with that, I bid you good luck!

  • Dubious Novelty 1

    Welcome to the course, and let's hit the ground running! White to move.

    • 2 challenges
  • Dubious Novelty 2

    Even super-GMs mess up their theory now and then, as GM Nepomniatchi did here.

    • 3 challenges
  • Too Natural 2

    White has misplayed a somewhat innocuous-looking opening.

    • 3 challenges
  • Overestimation

    Black has underestimated his opponent's chances in this sharp position.

    • 2 challenges
  • Sharp Lopez

    In a dynamic looking position, Black has erred by playing exd4 too early. How should White react?

    • 2 challenges
  • Faulty Move Order

    In a standard-looking fianchetto Grunfeld, White has played Nc3 before it is usual.

    • 2 challenges
  • Spoiled Structure

    Black has neglected development but is relying on the position being solid. How should White proceed?

    • 3 challenges
  • Positional Aggression

    In a standard looking Scheveningen Sicilian, White has played Nb3 far earlier than normal

    • 1 challenge
  • Lack of Development

    Black has neglected development. How should White react?

    • 2 challenges
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