4. Apr, 2021

Exploring positions

I enjoy diving into middlegames and assessing strengths & weaknesses based on material and positional features.

Blitz games can help a player to recognise the key points in the position quickly. A large part of attacking is instinct (which can be developed). There are a lot of positions where there is no way anyone could calculate all the possibilities.  

* Diagram - in this position Black (to move) has a material & positional advantage with 2 rooks with room to move. She will achieve checkmate in 8 more moves. Next move ?

👍 Article - Wild Chess Fights: Queen v 2 Rooks

👍 Tournaments - World Blitz Championship games 

🙂 Happy Easter !