Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Typical Good Amateur Game

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: An intereresting "Sicilian-Reversed" opening leads to play for both sides. Black misses a couple of chances and White seizes the bishop pair. Black has trouble developing the queenside and White gets a winning position. After a few missed opportunities for both sides, White finally breaks through and wins nicely.

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