Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Chances for Both Sides

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: Against a much higher rated opponent, White plays too fast, but finds his opponent playing even faster. White gets a solid position and Black erroneously sacrifices a pawn for nebulous play. White responds well and has winning possibilities. Then a big double blunder with Black allowing a strong tactic and White missing it results in an even rook and pawn endgame, which both sides play well and draw.

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