Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Subtle Mistake - Giant Turnaround

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: Black makes a couple mild mistakes in the opening which adds to a clever White win - if he can find it. White gets the general idea but the move order wrong, making all the difference. Finally White, with both sides playing too fast (as often the case), either hallucinates or gets frustrated and tries a terrible sacrifice. Black correctly defends and White is totally lost, resigning at just the right time.

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