Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Counterattacks and Zwischenzugs

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: A see-saw game where both sides had chances. Both sides made opening inaccuracies but White was the first to make a more major mistake and lost a pawn. Shortly thereafter there was a double blunder where White missed his big chance. Subsequently White still had chances to equalize but failed. Then, in a completely winning ending, Black started to feel the time pressure despite a 45 second increment and sadly gave a draw.

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