Self-Taught Grandmaster by Igor Smirnov

By Igor Smirnov

This direction offers an entire street map from newbie to Grandmaster. The direction offers a 3 step technique. Step 1 will deliver a brief three hundred FIDE ranking growth on your video games following attacking equipment. Then Step 2 will take you to a robust participant point. Step three will make you titled participant. writer presents 2 hundred annotated video games in useful part and likewise offers a database of round 1 lakh machine chess video games to benefit from. At many locations, this path refers GM's different classes and different writer's books or different web pages. – NM William Stewart

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37…c5. This time black uses a pin. Rd4-Rd4. Black got a winning position after all. Therefore this variation is not good for White. Ne5. It keeps the tension and prepares Nf3. White won this game afterwards. We will not analyze it until the end, because it’s not so important for us. I just wanted to show you that during only a few moves we have seen a lot of tactical motifs: a fork, a pin, a counterblow, a decoy, a discovered attack and others That’s why it’s so good to analyze tactical games in order to train your tactical skills.

2. They should be attacking. 55 Actually it’s part of the previous item because attack is one of the basic principles. There are a few more reasons, but we’ll discuss them later. 3. They should be practical It should be simple for you to learn this opening and it should not take too much time. A lot of modern opening lines are quite good, but require a lot of preparation. If you decide to play Najdorf variation of Sicilian defense, you will have to keep on learning and analyzing endless variations.

His Queen and Rook d8 protects the d4 bishop. The a6 46 Rook can’t go to a4 or a8, because of Nb6 fork. Black found an excellent solution: 33…b5! cb Black can’t recapture because of the pin. So why did Black gave up the pawn for nothing? It was a decoy! Ra4 White can’t play Nb6 anymore. Black is going to take the b4 pawn and then he will push away the c4 Knight, will support his Bishop by playing c5, and will take the b6 pawn also. What a great idea! Nc2 (a fork) Rb6. Rd4 because of the counterblow 37…Rb1.

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