# Improving Your Chess | Workshop #08

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

• Benko Gambit -- a wild gambit with real chances for black :)
• Amazing Combinations in Middlegame
• Endgames with practical value

## 1.Opening:

(check lichess study links below diagrams for example games)

 Gelfand, B. - Carlsen, M.lichess study link
 Ponomariov, R. - Aronian, L. lichess study link
 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Ivanchuk, Vassily lichess study link

## 2.Middle-game:

 White to play If you were playing this position, what would be your evaluation of this position. How would you continue from here onwards? lichess study link
 White to playIf you were playing this position, what would be your evaluation. How can you deal a tactical blow to black? lichess study link

## 3.End-game:

 Black to PlayIf you were playing this position, what would be your evaluation. Can black win this position? lichess study link
 White to play If you were playing this position, what would be your evaluation. Is there any chance for black to survive? lichess study link
 Black to play If you were playing this position, what would be your evaluation. Is this position winnable for black? lichess study link

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
• 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.