Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Another One Quick Move Loses 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: White plays the opening a little passively but achieves easy equality. Black attempts a kingside attack but is repelled, leaving an equal position. But as soon as the queens are traded, White makes one hasty move, allowing a Hertan "Sneaky-Pin" tactic, losing a pawn. White's game deteriorates and, after making another inaccurate move, he resigns, perhaps prematurely for an amateur game, but nonetheless in a lost position.

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