Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Won Game Amazingly Lost

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: White aggressively tries an Albin Counter Gambit reversed and Black falls for the most basic trap. With some accurate play White obtains a completely winning position. But White fails to put Black away, and Black doggedly holds on. Finally Black obtains some play and, at the first opportunity to play defense, White fails and Black instead is the one who triumphs.

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