Play Standard Game
Played and analyzed my G/60 ICC ST Tourney game
Reviewed through page 24 of Chess Strategy for Kids don’t mind the title…the book is highly recommended by Dan Heisman, and it ensures that you have all your chess fundamentals in place.
Everything in chess can be explained in terms of three basic ideas:
Based on those ideas when selecting candidate moves 5 good questions to ask are:
- Who is ahead in material?
- Is either King unsafe?
- Who has more freedom?
- What would you play if it was your opponent’s turn?
- What do you play that takes advantage of the three keys to strategy?
Did Endgame module 1 of Personal Chess Trainer’s endgame module (40 exercises). I had not planned on using PCT, but it has a good amount of endgame puzzles, and it uses pattern recognition as a teaching tool which is a positive.