Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Young Expert Beats Older Expert

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, an older NM now rated expert, allows a young expert to play the well-respected Heubner Variation of the Nimzo-Indian. Black easily equalizes and gets the easier game to play. White fails to find a tricky road to maintain equality and Black's position becomes won and fairly easy to play. Black chooses to simplify into a won endgame rather than win the game in the middlegame, but even that is easy, although it takes more time and moves.

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