is a page that will continue my teaching efforts on (& off) the Internet.
(I first had this idea back in July of 2001. I did not
create this web page until February, 2002.)
"Pawn Clusters ..."
have seen many games over the years. Sometimes just ONE GAME ...
more than any other vehicle, exemplifies a certain idea. These particular
games are absolutely the BEST
vehicles to express these ideas. This page
bring you those games ... or the links to those games, if I have already
annotated them. An outstanding idea, 11 games are here!!
development. - What is the price of Black mixing
ideas in the opening?
What happens when Black fails to develop his pieces QUICKLY and
EFFICIENTLY ... and with a plan? When he violates most (or
all) of the precepts
of correct opening play? A THOROUGHLY annotated game, for your enjoyment.
gets attacked, right out of the opening. - How does White play
good moves, yet fall under a HUGE attack, right out of the opening? The
will help you to become a better player!! Another DEEPLY annotated
ideas, preventing your opponent from developing. - How
PREVENT your opponent from developing? What are the penalties for
(different) IDEAS? Another thoroughly annotated game for your
to see this game in a js-replay format.)
HIGH PRICE of wasting tempo's. - Actually this game teaches
What is the cost of WASTING too much time in the opening? What is the best
to REFUTE a gambit? What is the effect of an IN-BETWEEN move?
Would you like to know what the BEST lines are for Black in the Evan's
ALL of these questions are answered in this game. This is a VERY
annotated game for your enjoyment. With a small opening survey, too!
attacks the Black King. - What is the best and quickest
way to attack Black's
King? What are some of the VERY common THEMES and IDEAS that lead to a
quick attack on the Black King? A very entertaining attack in the French
(A good game to study to sharpen your tactics. Also a very good game to
the dangers of ALLOWING AN OPEN FILE AGAINST YOUR
attacks Black's King on the Kingside. - Three
VERY good games. ALL ...
feature the VELIMIROVIC ATTACK of the Sozin Variation of the Sicilian
BOTH, (all 3 actually); feature castling on opposite sides of the board ---> followed
all-out attack by White. All 3 (!!) games feature some of the most awesome
and really stunning chess moves ever played on a chess-board. (!!!!!)
For the game, Ostapenko - Yartsev; U.S.S.R, 1969 ...
For the game, J. Szmetan - G. Garcia-Gonzalez;
1976 ... click HERE.
For the game, GM D. Velimirovic - GM I. Csom; IBM Open,
Amsterdam, 1974; ...
you must click HERE.
attacks Black's King in a double - QP opening - What is the
method for attacking the King, when both sides castle on the King-side
especially in a double-Queen's Pawn opening? A perfect model game by
former U.S. Champion!!! A game that also stands up VERY well to computer-
assisted analysis. (This game is NOT what you think!!)
attacks WHITE's KING in the King's Indian Defense!
- Perhaps the
BEST game I have ever found for showing the correct method and ideas
and to illustrate the common themes in the K.I.D. A thoroughly annotated
for your entertainment, education and enjoyment. A GREAT game, too!!
(It is here, a forgotten masterpiece by ...
attacks Black in the Pirc Defense. -
One of the
best games for showing
good attacking methods ... how does White attack Black's King in the Pirc
Hyper-Modern Defenses? What are the more common attacking ideas for
White to attack the Black King, when both sides have castled on the
All of the above, and how does White attack Black's King, when the Black
has a 'fianchettoed' Bishop? Another DEEPLY annotated game for you to
(It is finally here!)
ANOTHER great game by BOBBY FISCHER!!
"castles into it." - Can you castle too
soon? Can you castle into an attack?
(The answer is yes. See # 5, above) A great game, by the great Botvinnik. He
beaten horribly in a particular line by Mikenas. (I think.) Keres repeats
the same line,
looking (maybe) for an easy and quick win. Botvinnik instead wins a
ALSO ANOTHER GAME FOR DEMONSTRATING THE DANGERS OF AN OPEN
FILE AGAINST YOUR OWN KING!!!!
(This is one of my oldest - and most popular -
combination based on a weak back rank and a passed pawn. -
I sent out a survey and this game won - as the best combination/most
move of the whole group. A great lesson on tactics!!
- and - Pawn endings - What are the MOST common ideas on a
Pawn ending? What is the value of an open file in a R+P ending? Why is
so effective on the 7th Rank in a R+P endgame? What is the value of an
in a R+P ending? See one of THE MOST HEAVILY and CAREFULLY
(1-page) games on the Internet!! Great instruction. This is also, in
my opinion, THE
BEST R+P END-GAME EVER PLAYED. Good stuff here. You must check it out!
- Can good defense win a chess game? What do you do when your
opponent starts attacking your King ... AND NEVER EVEN CASTLES? How do
play such a position? See a good win vs. a strong IM from the ICC
/ Dos Hermanos
tournament. This is also a very efficient ending. Check it out!!
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