Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Yet Another 1-Move Killer

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: After a series of transpositions, the players find themselves in a Bf4 Semi-Slav. White maintains a slight advantage through the opening. Both sides playing way too fast, Black makes a move that was safe earlier, but no longer. White recognizes the error and wins a pawn and exposes Black's king with a nice combination. Black then, as so often happens, collapses and ends up getting quickly mated.

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