Students Analysis (5)

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

This week I would like to share with you the preliminary results of some home analysis done together with one of my students. If you are interested to know more about the Two Knights Defence, Max Lange Attack this could be of help. Here is the position we were looking at and found interesting:

Having the above game as a starting point, we began looking into better options for Black. Would like to point out that we were analysing this without any help from the engines. This way we were simulating as much as possible normal play. Of course in the end all analysis would be subject to verification by the engines. The point is not to make that the main priority for two reasons: first of all you won’t learn too much and secondly you won’t be playing like an engine in a normal game anyway.

The above was not very convincing, so we moved on to the next try. How about some exchanges? Would Black fare better? You be the judge.

The last try of the session was to see what could happen if Black took care of the pin. It went down even worst. Have a look below. Would you be able to find better play for Black? If you do and care to share it with us, please don’t be shy. It feels very unusual to see Black being in such a bad position at move 11.

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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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