An unexamined life is not worth living.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Geller - Sveshnikov - blunder in time trouble

In this classic chess game - Evgeny Sveshnikov illustrates typical ideas of the Sveshnikov variation
1) Fight for control over d5 square
2) Pressure on the 'f' file
3) e5-e4 and Ne5 maneuver with kingiside attack

Even a positional giant like Efim Geller struggles to contain Black's active play and ultimately succumbs in time trouble.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Chess Improvement - Looking for Mistakes in a Won Game

Just because you won the chess game, it does not mean you played extremely well throughout all the phases game. Won games should still be analyzed thoroughly since, some such games contain even more instructive moments than games we lost. Here is an example of my own old game where I made several mistakes while converting the advantage.

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