Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Wild Tactical 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: Although the players are fairly strong, the game features many twists and tactical turns. After move 17, the game gets very complicated, causing both players to make some obvious - and not so obvious - mistakes. Both sides had excellent winning chances at various points, especially White. This was one of those "next to last player to make a mistake" wins games, and someone did win - White.

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