Planning for Victory (3)

“All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.”
Sun Tzu

This weekend brought a fantastic piece of news for the Canadian Correspondence Chess Association. Pierre Jean, one of our members from Quebec, has managed to achieve a great result in the ICCF Olympiad 22 preliminaries, section 3, board 5. His 6 out of 9 score was good for first on his board, as well as an IM norm (5 out of 9), SIM norm (5.5 out of 9) and GM norm (6 out of 9). It has been sometime since the last Canadian who managed to score a GM norm.

I would like to share with you his last win. It is my hope you will find a few useful aspects in the game that could help you improve your preparation. The opening line played was from King’s Indian defence, classical line. This means if you play it, you should save it in your database for an in-depth look at it.
Phase 1 – the opening and beginning of the middle game

Phase 2 – the middle game

Phase 3 – the complex endgame

The game can be seen online HERE

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Valer Eugen Demian

Author: Valer Eugen Demian

The player – my first serious chess tournament was back in 1974, a little bit late for today’s standards. Over the years I have had the opportunity to play all forms of chess from OTB to postal, email and server chess. The journey as a player brought me a lot of experience and a few titles along the way: FIDE CM (2012), ICCF IM (2001) and one ICCF SIM norm (2004). The instructor – my career as a chess teacher and coach started in 1994 and continues strong. I have been awarded the FIDE Instructor title (2007) for my work and have been blessed with great students reaching the highest levels (CYCC, NAYCCC, Pan-Am, WYCC). I am very proud of them! See my website for more information. I have developed my own chess curriculum on 6 levels based on my overall chess knowledge and hands-on experience. A glimpse of it can be seen in my first chess app:
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