Specialists agree that often fixing tactical workouts is an important portion of chess education. notwithstanding, it is also broadly said that there's one significant hindrance to standard chess puzzles - scholars recognize needless to say that there's a real tactic within the place ready to be came across, while in the course of a true video game there's no such guarantee!
In this workbook, Volker Schlepütz and Grandmaster John Emms provide a different framework to instruction chess strategies autonomous of issues, trouble and - such a lot crucially - even the convinced lifestyles of a precise tactic in a given place. Analysing rigorously chosen video games, from newbie via to membership and event point, the reader assumes the position of a strategies detective, trying to find errors and overlooked possibilities by way of either side with out the aid of a chess engine. This education strategy resembles real over-the-board play way more realistically than fixing conventional puzzles, simply because on each one circulate you will not understand even if a tactical risk rather exists - you should paintings it out, simply as you are going to in a true online game! a similar considering strategies practised through the education can then be simply utilized on your video games.
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Doesn’t anticipate the threat of 10 Nh4 (1 point). It was better to eliminate a power attacker with 9 ... Na5 (1 point), even though White keeps the advantage and attacking chances after 10 b4 Nxc4 11 bxc5 Na5. (6) Position after 10 Bb5 10 ... Nb8? This move allows White to win the exchange, as shown above (1 point). Simple development with 10 ... Be6, creating the possibility of ... Bxd5 to eliminate an attacker, would be a good choice. (1 point) You have scored ____ out of 15 points. Tactical Themes Pin, Removing the Defender, Trapped Piece Solutions to Game 7 D. Dumkova-T. Trenz Brno 2010 Caro-Kann Defence 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 Nf3 Nc6 5 Be2 Bf5 6 0-0 Nf6 7 Nc3 e6 8 Bg5 Be7 9 Ne5 Nxe5 10 dxe5 Nd7 11 Bxe7 Qxe7 12 Qd4 Qg5 13 f4 Qg6 14 Bd3 (*) 0-0 15 Rf3 f6 16 Rg3 fxe5 17 fxe5 Qf7 18 Bxf5 Qxf5 19 Qb4 Qf2+ 20 Kh1 Qf1+ 21 Rxf1 Rxf1 mate 0-1 For White (1) 14 Bd3? White missed an opportunity here: 14 Qb4! (2 points) gives Black a lot to think about. Position after 14 Qb4 (analysis) White’s queen assaults the b-pawn and, crucially, prevents Black from castling kingside. White’s attacking ideas include both Nb5 and Bb5. How should Black react? Let’s consider three variations: a) 14 ... Bxc2? is far too risky. 15 Nb5! threatens both Nc7+ and Nd6+, and White is bound to either gain material or win by a direct attack on the king. (2 points) b) 14 ... b6? safeguards the b-pawn, but again 15 Nb5! threatens Nc7+, and White’s attack will win at least some material. (2 points) c) 14 ... a6 prevents Nb5 and Bb5, but then 15 Qxb7 wins a pawn. (1 point) For Black (2) Position after 12 Qd4 12 ... Qg5? exposes the queen to attack and gives White the initiative. Black could grab a pawn with 12 ... Bxc2, although this involves some risk because White jumps into action with 13 Rac1 followed by Nb5. (1 point) The safest and best option for Black is to simply castle kingside with 12 ... 0-0!. (2 points) (3) 13 ... Qg6? doesn’t anticipate the threats after 14 Qb4 as outlined above (1 point). Instead Black should keep his queen in defence and play 13 ... Qd8 or 13 ... Qe7. (1 point) Position after 13 ... Qd8 (analysis) After 13 ... Qd8 14 g4! Be4 (14 ... Bxc2 15 Rac1 gives White the initiative) 15 Nxe4 dxe4 16 Qxe4 Black loses a pawn but his position remains playable. You have scored ____ out of 12 points. Tactical Themes Exposed King, Double Attack Solutions to Game 8 J. Risius-D. Helwer Bad Vilbel 2010 Queen’s Gambit Accepted 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 d5 3 Nc3 dxc4 4 e4 e6 5 Bxc4 Bb4 6 Bg5 h6 7 Bxf6 Qxf6 8 e5 Qg6 9 Qf3 0-0 10 Nge2 f6 11 Nf4 Qf7 12 Qg4 f5 13 Qg6 Qxg6 14 Nxg6 Re8 15 0-0 Bxc3 16 bxc3 Kh7 17 Nf4 g5 ½-½ For White (1) 12 Qg4? White can win material after 12 d5!. (3 points) Position after 12 d5 (analysis) The d-pawn threatens to take on e6 with the idea of moving forward to e7 and winning material by a discovered check. If Black blocks this idea with 12 ... Qe7, he loses the exchange to the fork 13 Ng6 (1 point), while if Black plays 12 ... cxd5? , then 13 Bxd5 pins and wins the queen.