Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Desperation Pays Off

National Master Dan Heisman is a name that is synonymous with excellence in chess coaching and teaching. Dan authors the award-winning Novice Nook column (winner of three Chess Journalists of America "Best Instruction" awards), aimed at improving adults, for chesscafe.com that are clearly written and offer very practical advice and tips on how to improve your game . In the new Improve Your Chess series, Dan provides instruction by reviewing amateur games played on ICC and showing where the players went wrong and how to improve.

Today's show: Lower rated player misplays the opening but the higher rated player unnecessarily sacrifices and it all goes awry. Lower player builds up massive lead and higher player throws kitchen sink at the king. Lower rated player blinks and...you know the rest.

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