Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Long Term Plus vs Short Term Time

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 common double blunder low-lights the opening but then White gets a structural advantage identical to Botvinnik-Capablanca AVRO 1938. But White flounders and creates weaknesses allowing Black to attack. Unfortunately Black plays a series of second and third best moves and squanders his chance. White's long-term advantages then show in a big way and he starts a combination easy and decisive. Instructive game.

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