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Positional Sacrifices

7 • CM eltenedor •
  1. To acquire bishop pair, achieve piece domination, strip king's shelter
  2. To squash opponent's counterplay, forge a bind, create a protected passed pawn
  3. To maintain an unassailable outpost, increase piece value; light-squared control
  4. To gain incredible piece activity, damage king's position for long-term attack
  1. CM eltenedor

Game study

1 • CM eltenedor •
  1. ChezBro - DariaTigan
  1. CM eltenedor
  2. DariaTigan

Game study

1 • CM eltenedor •
  1. DariaTigan - VA10
  1. CM eltenedor
  2. DariaTigan

Flexible & Interesting Opening Systems

6 • CM eltenedor •
  1. Pillsbury Attack
  2. Botvinnik System
  3. Great Snake Variation
  4. Hippo Attack
  1. CM eltenedor

Fischer-Reshevsky, 1958

2 • CM eltenedor •
  1. "an opening trap to remember"
  1. CM eltenedor
  2. Warwickstar

Game study

2 • CM eltenedor •
  1. Kangba - Warwickstar
  1. CM eltenedor
  2. Warwickstar

Game study

1 • CM eltenedor •
  1. KeyBrendan - Vikki24
  1. CM eltenedor
  2. KeyBrendan

Game study

2 • CM eltenedor •
  1. c-man-g - DariaTigan
  1. CM eltenedor
  2. DariaTigan

Game study

1 • CM eltenedor •
  1. stephen30curry28 - DariaTigan
  1. CM eltenedor
  2. DariaTigan

Game study

1 • CM eltenedor •
  1. DariaTigan - Chestnut01
  1. CM eltenedor
  2. DariaTigan

Fischer

3 • CM eltenedor •
  1. R. Byrne-Fischer, 1963
  2. Fischer-Reshevsky, 1967
  3. Fischer-Larsen, 1972
  4. Fischer-Spassky, 1992 (second match 20 years later)
  1. CM eltenedor

Smart Trades

2 • CM eltenedor •
  1. Intro
  2. BIGGESTBAUCE - RationalPoint
  3. thehondo17 - chetam
  4. MattInMD - thehondo17
  1. CM eltenedor

How to Create and Exploit Weaknesses

53 • CM eltenedor •
  1. The power of two weaknesses
  2. Weak Squares+Weak Pawns=Dominance
  3. Karpov-Browne 1972: Weak square as part of grand strategy
  4. Puzzle: white to move and control a square
  1. CM eltenedor

Demystifying Pawn Breaks

12 • CM eltenedor •
  1. French: c5 break as weakness generator
  2. French: f4-f5 Break by Anand (h4-h5 bonus)
  3. French: f6 Break by Korchnoi
  4. French: c5 break and file activity
  1. CM eltenedor
  2. Warwickstar

Game study

1 • CM eltenedor •
  1. chetam - thehondo17
  1. CM eltenedor
  2. thehondo17

Game study

1 • CM eltenedor •
  1. thehondo17 - chetam
  1. CM eltenedor
  2. thehondo17
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