Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Learn From Your Mistakes

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 an equal opening, Black creates a weakness on d6, but White mistakenly puts a piece there too soon, allowing a nice combination winning a piece. Then Black gets sloppy and instead of developing his pieces, tries for more and loses the piece right back. Eventually material gets back to equal, but just then White allows yet another easy combination netting Black a piece yet again. This time Black converts to a win. Along the way, the players' errors are discussed, along with how one could learn from those mistakes.

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