Improving Your Chess | Workshop #02

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Dedication and consistency are must, as in everything, to work on your Chess. Continuous work and effort rewards oneself with fruitful results.

In this week's workshop, we're going to do:

  • Evans Gambit -- played by Former world champion Garry Kasparov and even by world's top chess engine Stockfish against Leela Chess zero!
  • Some Interesting Middlegame Ideas
  • Bishop Endgames Positions

1.Opening:

(check lichess study links below diagrams for example games)

Evans Gambit
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Garry Kasparov vs Vishy Anand
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Stockfish vs Leela Chess Zero
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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Wesley So
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2.Middle-game:

Black to play

If you were playing this position, what would be your evaluation of this position. Should you open up the position or do something else?

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Black to play

If you were playing this position, what would be your evaluation. How would you deliver a tactical blow, keeping in mind the opponent's counter-tactical ideas?

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3.End-game:

Black to Play

If you were playing this position, what would be your evaluation. How would you save your position?

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Black to play

If you were playing this position, what would be your evaluation. Is this position salvable?

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Black to play

If you were playing this position, what would be your evaluation. Is this position salvable? (Notice Bishop Position)

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These ideas are must have patterns in your mind for understanding and ultimately playing chess better.

Solving the positions:


Try to solve these positions by

  1. Evaluating the position, finding who's better i.e white or black.
  2. Studying the positions one by one, without rushing.
  3. Calculating different variations no less than 5 minutes each position, for better understanding.


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Credits:

    Positions courtesy of these sources (for my notes) but not limited to:
  • Lichess Database
  • Nunn Chess Openings
  • Keep it Simple Series
  • Encyclopedia of Chess Openings
  • Wesley So’s Chessable Course
  • Grivas Opening Laboratory
  • The Complete Manual of Positional Chess
  • Positional Decision Making
  • Train Your Pattern Recognition
  • Nunn Chess Endings
  • 100 Endgames You Must Know
  • Silman's Complete Endgame Course

Note:

  • Workshops will be published every Wednesday.
  • Positions have been taken from my notes collected over time from various books from my ever-growing chess library.
  • These positions were taken based on their educational value.
  • Lichess Study links have next moves hidden, when you make correct move, moves will start appearing as main variation.
  • Any suggestion and/or criticism highly accepted.


  • Images Courtesy: Thumbnail & logo designed with canva,chess diagrams are lichess screenshots.
Thanks for Your Attention!
-Regards
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