a foundation for beginners sixty one

A Foundation for Beginners Sixty One

“There’s a lot of tension in that position dude!” I said that to two of my students upon viewing their middle-game. Tension and stress are a killer, both on the…

a foundation for beginners

A Foundation for Beginners Sixty

I was going to play out our long running endgame from the last few months this week. However, I decided to discuss some additional middle-game principles instead. The reason for…

a foundation for beginners fifty nine

A Foundation for Beginners Fifty Nine

Last week, we worked through a position in which it was Black’s turn to move. This week, we’ll look at the same position, but this time it’s White to move….

a foundation for beginners fifty eight

A Foundation for Beginners Fifty Eight

We’ve spent the last few months examining how you should go about selecting a move and some basic tactical ideas. While I didn’t introduce you to every tactic you need…

a foundation for beginners fifty seven

A Foundation for Beginners Fifty Seven

This week, we are going to wrap up the last six weeks of work on tactics. I’m actually spreading out the end of this part of our middle-game studies through…

a foundation for beginners fifty

A Foundation for Beginners Fifty Six

We’ll look at the position from last week and examine the idea of “the squares left behind” in greater detail this week. I know there’s a lot being thrown at…

a foundation for beginners fifty five

A Foundation for Beginners Fifty Five

This week, we will take the concept of thinking three moves ahead and apply it to our original tactical position. We will spread this out over the next few weeks….

a foundation for beginners fifty three

A Foundation for Beginners Fifty Three

Two weeks ago, we looked at a position that will form the basis for creating a combination that set up a tactic called a skewer. A combination is simply a…