Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Double Sneaky Pin!

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: Both sides make minor opening errors which leaves an equal middlegame. Then suddenly White removes his own guard allowing a fork. He manages to get a rook and pawn for two pieces but that isn't nearly enough as Black holds all the cards, and develops a good attack. White defends poorly, his game goes quickly further downhill and he manages to resign a move before mate. Watch for a Charles Hertan "sneaky pin", but a rare double one!

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