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The Cardinal Sin of Chess

What is the cardinal sin of chess? Not thinking about your opponent’s idea! Every chess player is guilty of this but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to do better! In this article we are going to see a few quick games in the Caro-Kann defense in which black doesn’t ask themself this question at the right time. Hopefully you can learn from these mistakes and avoid future ones by asking yourself the important question, what is my opponent’s idea?


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