Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Castle Opposite Sides Delicate Balance

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: In a theoretical ...Be7, ....O-O English attack of the Najdorf, both kings are subject to attack. White is the first to blink with the slow 15.h5? But Black misses the most accurate 16...Nb6! White is next to falter with 19.Bxb6?. Black gets a chance to sacrifice his queen and mate in 2, but both sides miss this for several moves! But Black is left with a winning attack and White eventually succumbs (or commits sui-mate) to the pressure.

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