Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Back and Forth - then Over!

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 a balanced yet tense middlegame ensues with both sides having chances. Both sides miss the opportunity for bigger gains as the computer finds subtle maneuvers which could have brought big benefits. Then, just as soon as another back-and-forth ends, Black misses a rook sacrifice which instantly mates for White. Game over.

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