Improving Your Chess | Workshop #11

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

  • London System: an opening system which can be played in wide variety of situations with minimal theory
  • Must Know Tactical Ideas in Middlegame
  • Rook + Pawn Endgames (with tactical shots!)
Workshops are resumed! :)

1.Opening:

(check lichess study links below diagrams for example games)

London System
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Carlsen, Magnus - Caruana, Fabiano
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Carlsen, M. - So, W.
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Le Quang Liem - Caruana, F.
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2.Middle-game:

White to play

If you were playing this position, what would be your evaluation of this position. How would you destroy black?

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White to play

If you were playing this position, what would be your evaluation. How would you try to gain advantage or more?

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3.End-game:

Black to Play

If you were playing this position, what would be your evaluation. How not to lose in this position?

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White to play

If you were playing this position, what would be your evaluation. Is this a draw or can white win with the pawn or neither?

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White to play

If you were playing this position, what would be your evaluation. Is this position winnable for white or a draw is expected?

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

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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