Hello, Hope you are doing good with your chess career. So, in this post we shall see a tactical theme called - Deflection! In some cases, we can win the game or win a piece or can have the advantage using deflection. As the name suggests, we can deflect any of our opponent's pieces which supports his other piece or pawn. So by deflecting the supporting piece, we can get the supported piece! I will give you an example
White to move and win.
As we can see the black queen on e7 supports the rook on d8. So we can deflect it and can with rook on d8. How could it be done?
The solution is this :
1.Qf6+ Qxf6 2.exf6+ Kxf6 3.Rxd8 Rxd8 4.Rxd8 and white is a rook up!
I hope you enjoyed this post, will see you in the next one!
Hello, I am glad to talk to you. Today, in this post, I am going to tell you something interesting. Many players think that by solving tactical puzzles helps them to improve their tactical play or attacking style. I am not saying that they are wrong. It is true that if we solve tactical puzzles, it helps us to improve our tactical play and we can think a lot quickly. But, that ONLY will NOT help you. You should use your brain. You should give your brain a lot of work. For that, you can solve endings and some COMPOSITIONS. Compositions are those puzzles which are composed ( created ) by some person ( normally by masters ). Solving those puzzles are not easy. So let me give you such a puzzle now.
White to move and checkmate in 4. We can simply say that white has two bishops and he can simply win. But, you have to give some work for your brain. I am not saying that when you are a piece up, you should not play simply but give work for your brain. This is just a method of TRAINING. So here, white has to play and checkmate in 4. Can your brain get it? SOLUTION : 1.Bc2 bxc2 2.b3 cxb3 3.Ba3 b2+ 4.Bxb2# So how is it? Isn't that looking in such a way that your brain gets some work! In this way, you can improve your thinking capacity! I hope you liked it! Try this method and see whether it helps for your thinking or not! I will continue this in the next part of this post! Thank you!
This time, I am going to show you a game played between two GMs. In this game, you can see a very special and important theme in chess called - The Piece coordination.
Coordinating your pieces is very important as you may know, working as a team is better than working as single person. Similarly, your pieces should work in team - Coordinate with each other to give a successful attack or to make a plan success.
In this post, I will share some games with you which were played by some advanced players ( even masters ). In these games, they made very simple mistakes which can sometimes be avoided by amateurs. So, in this video I will tell you the following things -
Why did they make such mistakes?
How can they be avoided?
So, watch this video and avoid such simple mistakes.
In the previous post, we have seen certain basic opening principles. So, in this next part of this lesson ( basic opening principles ) we are going to see some more principles which you need to follow.
I am a chess player from India of FIDE rating around 1700. I want to share my chess knowledge with you, my friends. So, I have started this Chess Strike blog so that I can share my chess knowledge with you and also, I get an opportunity to interact with you people.
I first, started the Chess Strike blog in the start of 2012. The first Chess Strike blog is - http://chessstrike.blogspot.com/ - You can find chess news, chess puzzles and more, in that blog.
My friends advised me that the blog looks quite commercial. They meant that it does not focus absolutely as far as learning chess is concerned.
So, I thought I can create another blog - Chess Strike Academy - so that could be the place where you can learn chess. I mean here, it wont be like any chess news and other things which are not included in learning part.