40 Lessons for the Club Player: A Proven Course in All by Aleksander Kostyev

By Aleksander Kostyev

A coaching path which covers all facets of chess utilizing Russian instructing tools. this article concentrates at the demanding situations of sensible play. it really is appropriate for the membership and/or event participant who has reached a undeniable regular and needs to enhance his or her video game.

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But it has no moves either. stale- White King has no There are two White Pawns, but both of them are pinned. It's a The legal moves. stalemate ! This rule- may seem arbitrary, but, by and large, it makes a more exciting contest. In this position, White has but he a very simple win goes about it carelessly. The White Queen checks. It would have been better to go to the square marked ty the Nonetheless, has an exceeding- circle. White still ly easy win. 34 PICTURE GUIDE Black has legal move. made Now, the if careless, the Black will be stalemated.

B-B4 is aggressive. quately. increased. A is It puts pressure on the Pawn at Black's At the present time, the King defends this adeAt some later point, however, White's pressure may be King-Bishop 2. Black may then find it difficult to defend threat need not be immediate; if one builds equally aggressive! Black moves PQ3. up an it properly. attack, that PICTURE GUIDE 48 TO BEGINNER'S CHESS 3 ... Black moves Pawn to Queen P-Q3 3. This move has two advantages. 1) It opens the diagonal for the Black Queen-Bishop.

The King cannot (see p. 21} in none of these get out of check. which a player is may There are three possible ways get out of check. In this position available. The King cannot mote out of check. If the diagonal, he will be taken by the Knight. If he King moves on the moves horizontally, he will be captured by the Queen. Thus, either King-move is (Notice that the King is blocked by the presence of his illegal. own Rook. If the Black Rook were not there, that would be an escape-square. ) The checking piece cannot be captured.

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