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Lessons with a Grandmaster: Enhance Your Chess Strategy and by Boris Gulko, Joel Sneed

By Boris Gulko, Joel Sneed

Think you're a membership participant who has been given the chance to speak at size with a recognized grandmaster. How could you are making the main of this opportunity? Club avid gamers are blind to the subtleties that exist in grandmaster chess. Great avid gamers can examine chess at a intensity that's unfathomable to amateurs. even though, having reached this kind of excessive point could make it obscure what's missing within the brain of the amateur. Lessons with a Grandmaster bridges this hole among grandmaster and beginner via a chain of conversations among instructor, the popular Grandmaster Boris Gulko, and pupil Dr. Joel R. Sneed, a professor of psychology and novice chess participant. the teachings are according to Gulko’s personal battles opposed to fellow grandmasters, and there's specific specialize in process, strategies and the function of psychology in chess competition.Learn from the chess video games of Boris GulkoTypical questions you are going to ask a Grandmater - answered!Improve your knowing of chess procedure and psychology

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As I indicated before, chess cannot be mastered simply by reading. As the remarkable training success of Mark Dvoretsky has shown, the best method of achieving mastery is the finding of solutions. Therefore, at appropriate moments I will suggest assignments to find the right path. The assignments will be at five levels of difficulty: (1) Uncomplicated. (2) More complicated. (3) Moderately complicated. (4) Highly complicated. (5) Exceedingly complicated. In each of the games, I pose problems for you and the reader to solve, and you have been humble enough to make your thinking process known to everyone.

Is it that it gives Black an extra tempo? Boris: Now I have time to win both of his h-pawns, eliminate his counterplay, and turn the position into technical win. 34 Rxd6 cxd6 35 Rc6 Rxh3 36 Rxd6 Rxh5 37 Rxa6 g4 38 a4 bxa4 39 bxa4 Boris: Or 39 Rxa4+ Kf3 40 Ra8 Rh1+ 41 Kd2 g3 and my pawn is unstoppable. g2 mate. Joel: What have I learned from this game? Well, I think for myself, I am discovering that my understanding of positional chess strategy and plans is not bad. I often am on the right track but I seem to falter in positions that require concrete calculations.

E7-e6, White would play d4-d5 and Nd4-c6. , but that would give White’s knight the e5-square. 18 Qd2 Kg7! Boris: Now the psychological struggle starts. The position is equal. b6-b5, but in this position it doesn’t promise much because White can exchange and play Qb3. I started to make defensive moves to give the impression that I was on the defensive. Taimanov, because of his optimism, plays a couple of active-looking moves but they weaken his position. 19 h4 h6! Joel: Why did you give this an exclamation point?

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