Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Fast Play met by Faster Play

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: In a 45 45 game both players play fast, even though the opening is slightly different than what they think it is. They continue to play fast and White gets a winning game before quickly forcing his opponent to win a piece. Then Black is completely winning but a series of superficial moves gives Black some mating opportunities, one of which he finally cashes.

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