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Questions relating to strategical play and long term planning in chess

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As always with such questions, the correct answer is "It depends on the position!". For example if your opponent doesn't have an e-pawn, you will create isolated doubled pawns, which are generally q …
answered Nov 17 '15 by BlindKungFuMaster
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1.f4 kills the game. White currently has the advantage of a good knight against a bad bishop. But black will double on the e-file and that will lead to an exchange of rooks. In the resulting endgame t …
answered May 18 '17 by BlindKungFuMaster
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There are two new and well received books in that direction: Winning Chess Manoeuvres Chess Structures At least the latter contains 50 exercises as well. Strategic Play by Aagaard is very close …
answered Nov 16 '15 by BlindKungFuMaster
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It depends on what exactly the tutorial is trying to teach you. If it is an opening tutorial, say about the Italian game, then obviously after 1.e4 black has any number of responses and you'll have t …
answered Feb 25 '16 by BlindKungFuMaster
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The difference between a tactical or a strategic/positional move lies in its justification. Almost all good moves have a positional and a tactical justification, otherwise they may be tactical or posi …
answered Aug 19 '15 by BlindKungFuMaster
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This is actually quite a sensible question and it isn't about the English word 'counter' as JiK suggests, but about the English word 'play'. ;-) To have 'play' in a position basically means that you …
answered Dec 16 '14 by BlindKungFuMaster
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Usually when you are decisively down in material, the best option is to make the position as complicated as possible. If you don't create any threats, your opponent doesn't have a chance to go wrong. …
answered Dec 6 '14 by BlindKungFuMaster
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It is true, that sometimes occupying weak squares with your pieces will just lead to exchanges and no advantage whatsoever. But there is a well known dictum in chess, that "the threat is stronger than …
answered Dec 27 '14 by BlindKungFuMaster
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The move c5 is obviously anti-positional. So the purpose must be tactical. 1…c5 2.Be3 Rxb2 3.Qxb2 Nxe4 is the obvious try. But after 4.Bd2 the position is pretty tricky because 4…Nd2 fails to 5.Kxd2, …
answered Sep 19 '15 by BlindKungFuMaster
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Two interesting books have been published recently that might be helpful to you: Winning Chess Manoeuvres Chess Structures - A Grandmaster Guide Both concentrate on conveying "chess culture" - the …
answered Aug 6 '15 by BlindKungFuMaster
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This is a good question, because equality in chess is a tricky concept. From a theoretical point of view there are only three evaluations of position: "White is winning", "black is winning" and "it' …
answered May 11 '15 by BlindKungFuMaster
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Generally the first advice is always to train lots of tactics. That means you should start solving tactical exercises regularly. On your level this will lead to rapid improvement. You can train onli …
answered Mar 15 '16 by BlindKungFuMaster
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If you play more aggressively and choose sharper lines, your draw rate will go down - though not necessarily the way you want it to. Generally gambit lines are sharp, whether you are giving or taking …
answered Apr 4 '15 by BlindKungFuMaster
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After axb4 the a2-pawn is a fixed weakness that can easily be further attacked with Ra8. Defending this pawn will force whites heavy pieces into passive positions. Taking with the queen or the rook …
answered Aug 19 '15 by BlindKungFuMaster
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To me d5 would be pretty much an automatic move. There might be a better idea in the position, but I don't see it. The reasoning is as follows: Longterm black is more than ok, with Bg7, 0-0, Rd8, …
answered Nov 20 '15 by BlindKungFuMaster

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