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USCF TEAM EAST CHESS LESSON 2

In this chess lesson we analyze a game of Sean Finn, one of our teammates who plays the Kings Indian highlighting the importance of the bishop pair in the middlegame.

USCF TEAM EAST 1

The game for this chess lesson comes from the final match of the tournament. We were 5-0 as a team and facing off against another very strong team. This match came down to the wire and ended in a 2-2…

Deflection

Most chess games are won or lost due to one player being more tactically alert than their opponent. A great device to have in your tactical toolbox is the idea of Deflection. Deflection is knocking away a defensive piece from…

Morphy vs Duke Karl and Count Isouard

In this chess lesson we analyze  a game where Morphy plays Duke Karl and Count Isouard in the Opera in Paris and demolishes the philidor defense. The game ends in one of Morphy's most famous miniatures and a truly magnificent…

Tarrash vs Alekhine, Blumenfeld Gambit

In this game we see a clash of styles. Tarrasch who is playing the white pieces, was well known as a strict follower of classical chess principles. He achieved incredible results and was one of the best players in the…

Korchmar vs Poliak, Ruy Lopez

There have been an endless amount of impressive talents and players from Ukraine, however the Ukrainian Immortal Game features a few lesser known players. The game starts out with a dry and defensive Ruy Lopez with Korchmar playing the white pieces…

Bronstein vs Geller, Nimzo Indian

David Bronstein and Efim Geller were two of the best players never to earn the title of World Champion. Both players were very combative and creative players. In this matchup between these two legends, Bronstein comes out on top. He…

Steinitz vs von Bardenleben, Grecco Gambit

Steinitz was an important player for the development of chess understanding. Not only was he the first World Champion, he helped advance the game past the romantic players of his time period. This game is from the Hastings chess tournament…

Glucksberg vs Najdorf , Dutch Defense

Miguel Najdorf originally from Poland, left a lasting mark on chess through one of the most popular openings in chess, the Najdorf Sicilian. The Najdorf as it's often referred to, has been championed by some of the best players in…

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