Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Well-played upset

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: Unusual opening leads to equal queenless middlegame. Then inexplicably, the higher rated player gives up a pawn. After some technical ups-and-downs the lower rated player holds on nicely for the upset.

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