Find Out How to Create Weaknesses in Your Opponent’s Position!
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What Will You Learn?
You know how the pieces move and how to get checkmate. But how do you get from that starting position all the way to the winning combination? Tactics are a big part of the equation, learning to recognize opportunities for forks, double attacks, discovered checks, and other tricks can help you win material and the game, but you have to have a coherent strategy to win consistently.
Rebecca Taxman, a well-known Chicago chess teacher and Coach for Chess NYC who has played thousands of chess games and taught countless students, gives you those strategic principles you need in Winning Chess Positions. Rebecca knows that the best chess players have both tactical and positional knowledge, and this video will give you that missing positional piece in clear, easy to understand examples.
In Part I, Rebecca reviews basic opening principles. What are you trying to achieve in the opening? How can different openings allow you to reach these goals? She also focuses on the all important f-pawn. Before the King is castled, the f-pawn represents a significant positional weakness that you or your opponent can exploit. Rebecca shows you how, including examples from one of the most famous f-pawn attacking openings, the Fried Liver Attack.
In Part 2 of this video, Rebecca helps you start to think about chess positionally. First, she reviews the King and Queen checkmate, a basic endgame which every chess player should know. She then talks about board vision, how to see the whole board, rather than narrowly focus on one area. This idea is critical to good positional chess and Rebecca explains it in a clear and accessible fashion. This section closes out with a discussion of pawn structures, the “skeleton” of your chess position that often dictates your objectives.
Part 3 of this video delves more deeply into positional chess, how to assess weaknesses in your opponent’s position and how to take advantage of them, or tactics you can use to create weaknesses when none are immediately apparent. Understanding these types of positional ideas can catapult you ahead of your peers when it comes to chess understanding and success. This section also focuses on passed pawns: What they are, why they are so important, and what to do with them when you have them.
Finally, Part 4 of the video combines tactical and positional ideas with guidance on when to trade pieces and how to take advantage of pins. Pins may have been the first tactic you learned, but until now, you may not have realized the ways you can use them most effectively. Rebecca shows you how. In Part 4 of this video, Rebecca takes the opportunity to bring everything you have learned together and show you how you can apply this knowledge to win more chess games.
Many people learn the basics of the game quickly, improve dramatically right away, and then get stuck, unable to continue to move up. The reason for this is often lack of positional understanding in chess. If you’re ready to take your chess thinking to a different level, you’ll definitely want to order Winning Chess Positions by Rebecca Taxman. It can have you looking at the game in an entirely new light and have your opponents wondering how your game has improved so much so quickly. See for yourself by ordering today!
So, What Exactly Do You Get?
F-PAWN WEAKNESSES AND THE FRIED LIVER
KING AND QUEEN CHECKMATE
HOW TO ANALYZE A POSITION AND CREATE WEAKNESSES
WHEN TO TRADE