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  1. Smith-Morra Gambit
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    The Smith-Morra Gambit against the Sicilian Defense (1 e4 c5 2 d4 cxd4 3 c3 dxc3 4 Nxc3!?) is perhaps not common in grandmaster chess, but at club level it can be a very potent attacking weapon.  The gambit is named after two players, Pierre Morra from France (1900-1969) and Ken Smith (1930-1999) of the Dallas Chess Club, who popularized it to the masses by writing nine books and fifty articles about it. At grandmaster level, the Nge7 variations are seen as best play against it - but at the recent US Open in Orlando, one of the world’s top grandmasters, Loek van Wely of The Netherlands, proved to be the highest-profile victim yet for the Smith-Morra, as he lost in a spectacular attacking game to IM Marc Esserman.  Learn More
  2. Amateur Games: 104. King's Indian Attack Had One Chance
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    Amateur Games: 104. King's Indian Attack Had One Chance ECO: C00, Opening: French: King's Indian attack What's better than learning from one's errors? every coach or master tells us that we need to review our games, to learn from our own mistakes. NM Dan Heisman, in his series "Improve Your Chess", provides instruction by reviewing amateur games played on ICC and showing where the players went wrong and how to improve. In the learning process, it's useful to have a Master analyze amateur games, compare mistakes with good moves - often played in high-level games - and explain where thing went wrong. this series is a great way to improve your chess! Learn More
  3. Improve Your Chess: Tabiya 20: 2.c3 Sicilian Overview
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    Improve Your Chess: Tabiya 20: 2.c3 Sicilian Overview Opening: B22: Sicilian Defense - 2.c3 Learn More
  4. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 1
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    Lesson 1: What is the difference between check, checkmate and stalemate?

    This lesson focuses on two topics:

    a) Recognize the difference between check, checkmate and stalemate

    b) How to checkmate a lone King with King and Queen

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  5. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 2
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    Lesson 2: The Passed Pawn

    This lesson focuses on basic Pawn endgames. The themes include Passed pawns, Breakthrough, the Square rule and even a couple examples of Pawn checkmates!

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  6. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 3
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    Lesson 3: The Rook and its role

    This lesson focuses on the Rook and its role in the various phases (the opening, middlegame and endgame) of the game. You will be introduced to important concepts such as the open file , the 7th rank and the back rank checkmate. You will also learn how to checkmate a lone King in King + Rook versus King endgames, and will be introduced to some other basic Rook checkmates.

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  7. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 4
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    Lesson 4: The Strength of Bishops

    This lesson focuses on the Bishop and its strength and weakness, both in the middlegame and endgame. You will be introduced to important tactical tools such as: the pin, the skewer and discovery, and strategical concepts like the weakness of the long diagonal and weak pawns. You will also see some powerful basic Bishop checkmates.

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  8. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 5
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    Lesson 5: The most powerful piece: the Queen

    In this lesson, you will witness the power of the Queen, especially in an attack against the enemy King.You will also learn about its role in all three parts of the game, the opening, middlegame and endgame. Additionally you will be introduced to themes such as: Trapping the Queen , perpetual checks and some typical Queen checkmates.

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  9. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 6
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    Lesson 6: The Knight: Its strength and weakness

    In this lesson, you will learn about a special piece the Knight - the only one that can jump over other pieces, which can make it especially powerful. You will see a number of examples of the famous fork and family fork by the Knight, as well as how the Knight can trap other pieces including the enemy King (smothered mate).

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  10. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 7
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    Lesson 7: The relative value of all the pieces & the legendary Damiano defense

    This lesson focuses of three main areas:

    a) The Value of each piece

    b) The Kings role game and

    c) The Damiano defense

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  11. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 8
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    Lesson 8: What is the threat?

    One of the most important qualities to improve your game is, to recognize your opponents upcoming threats. That is exactly the focus of this lesson. You will see numerous examples of simple checkmate (or other) threats and ideas on how to defend against them.

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  12. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 9
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    Lesson 9: Save the game by Stalemate!

    When things dont go well in a game, all seems to be lost, there are times when you one last resource: stalemate. It is very important to always be aware of that danger. For example when you are ahead (for example, being up a Queen) you dont want to fall for a stalemate trap, needing to settle for a draw. On the other hand you may save valuable half points, from seemingly hopeless situations, when your opponents are careless and allow it. This lesson will show you some of the most typical stalemate traps to look out for!

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  13. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 10
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    Lesson 10: Basic Opening Principles

    This lesson focuses on the basic Opening Principles, the to dos and not to dos in the opening. You will learn about the famous Fools mate and how to defend against it. Another important topic discussed in this lesson is King safety.

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  14. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 11
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    Lesson 11: What Combination in chess?

    In chess we do sacrifices or combinations to gain some kind of (material) advantage or even to force checkmate. You will see plenty of examples on this theme in this lesson. The tactical themes will include: back rank checkmate, skewer, clearance and the breakthrough to create an unstoppable passed Pawn.

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  15. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 12
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    Lesson 12: The Back Rank Problem

    This lesson will focus on details of the theme Back Rank Weakness. You will see examples on how to take advantage of an opportunity to win the game by giving the Back Rank Mate, as well as on some other examples that show how to avoid being on the losing side of the same trick.

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  16. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 13
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    Lesson 13: Forks and Double Attacks

    Forks and Double Attacks are one of the most common and powerful tools to gain material advantage throughout a game of chess. In this lesson you will see some examples, how each one of the pieces can create a fork.

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  17. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 14
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    Lesson 14: Not all Forks work!

    As you already probably know, Forks and Double Attacks are some of the most powerful tactical tools. However, it does not mean that all forks are dangerous and winning! In this lesson you will see a set of tools that can enable you to fight back against a scary looking fork, often with the help of a zwischenzug which is also known as intermediate move.

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  18. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 15
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    Lesson 15: What is a Pin in chess?

    A Pin is a frequent and powerful tactical tool in chess. In this lesson you will see a series of examples where one side creates a pin or uses an already existing one, to win material or even to checkmate. The concept of Absolute pins and Relative pins will also be introduced.

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  19. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 16
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    Lesson 16: How to get out of Pins?

    Pins indeed generally can be very dangerous. However, not all pins are deadly! Even when it seems that you got in trouble, there maybe a way out. This lesson focuses on showing a good number of examples, where the pinned side comes back (counterattacks) successfully.

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  20. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 17
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    Lesson 17: Opposition in Pawn Endgames

    This lesson introduces a basic element of Pawn endgames: the Opposition, including the Distant Opposition and the Diagonal Opposition. They are essential tools to improve your endgame skills, which often can make a decisive difference in the outcome of your game. Remember, in endgames, and especially Pawn Endgames, usually there is no room for errors.

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  21. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 18
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    Lesson 18: What are Discovered Checks?

    Discovered checks are perhaps the trickiest of all chess tactics, also extremely powerful at the same time. In this lesson you see a good number of examples from all three phases of the game, where the theme Discovered checks is effectively demonstrated.

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  22. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 19
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    Lesson 19: What is a Discovered Attack?

    Discovered attacks are very similar to Discovered Check, with the obvious difference, that the King does not get checked. However, other than that the pattern is identical. In this lesson you will find a series of examples on this theme, from real life situations.

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  23. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 20
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    Lesson 20: What is a Double Check?

    A Double Check can be the deadliest of all tactical motives, as te King is attacked by two pieces simultaneously and it means the King must move. In this lesson you will find a set of carefully selected examples to demonstrate its extreme power.

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  24. French Advanced Variation
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    French Advanced Variation:

    Lately the Advanced line has not been very popular against the French defense, since it leads to close positions where white has a weak pawn on d4 and usually manages to exchange his bad light-square bishop. After the most principled move 6. a3 c4 black has a space on the queen's side and a very easy plan. Also 6.Bd3 and 6.Be2 lines don't offer white any advantage.

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  25. French Classical Variation
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    French Classical Variation:

    The Classical line is the most principled and I believe the strongest response to the French defense. Currently many elite player opt for the classical line, when encountered with the French defense in the opening. White usually has more space advantage but black tries to put as much pressure as possible on the d4 pawn and try to exchange the bad light-squared bishop when there is an opportunity. If he manages to do that black is ok; if not usually black has to defend passively in a slightly cramped position.

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  26. French Exchange Variation
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    French Exchange Variation:

    Exchange variation of the French defense usually doesn't pose many problems for black , however black needs to play accurately to equalize in the opening. In symmetrical lines black is absolutely safe. The only line that offers white some active play is the one with 4.c4, with chances to get an opening advantage. Overall I would say that the Exchange line is relatively safe for Black.

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  27. French Tarrasch Variation
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    French Tarrasch Variation:

    Tarrasch line against the French is the most solid one and is a quiet position. Former world champion Anatoly Karpov used this line to score some fine victories in his career. Black needs to immediately put pressure on the d4 pawn and try to break thru with the f6 pawn move in order to be able to activate the light square bishop. In my opinion, one of the most memorable games in the Tarrasch is Reshevsky -Vaganian from 1976! I highly recommend all the French players to take a look at this fantastic game.

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  28. French Unusual Lines
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    French Unusual Lines:

    Unusual lines against the French defense are rare, yet once in a while you can find a top grandmaster who would like to avoid the main theory of French and try 2. Qe2, which was played against me by GM Vitor Laznicka - 2684 FIDE rating - at the recent World Open Tournament 2013! In 2012 the move 2.d3 was uses by none other than number one in the world GM Magnus Carlsen, to win a nice positional game against another top 5 player in the world: GM Fabiano Caruana.

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  29. Kamsky Gambit
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    US champion Gata Kamsky, came up with a new gambit idea in the Sicilian Najdorf with 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 a6 6 a4 Nc6 7 a5!? GM Boris Alterman takes a closer look at the Kamsky Gambit in this video. Learn More
  30. Krush Gambit
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    Alexander Beliavsky is a product of the legendary Soviet School of Chess and once a contemporary of Anatoly Karpov.  "Big Al" as he's affectionately know as, is a four-time USSR Champion (1974, 1980, 1987 and 1990), and has played at the Olympiad for three countries, first starting with the USSR, the latest being his now adopted homeland of Slovenia.  In his time at the top, Big Al was a noted theorisist - and in 1996, he came up with an interesting line in the classical Nimzo-Indian after  1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 Qc2 d5 5 cxd5 Qxd5 6 Nf3 Qf5 7 Qd1 e5!? that quickly got christened “The Beliavsky Gambit”.  The Beliavsky Gambit was quickly adopted by other top stars  such as Adams and Khalifman.  Although out of fashion these days, it has never been refuted outright. But top US Women’s player, IM Irina Krush, came up with her own counter-gambit to eschew the complications of the Beliavsky gambit, with the enterprising 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 Qc2 d5 5 cxd5 Qxd5 6 Nf3 Qf5 7 Qb3 c5 8 a3 Bxc3+ 9 Qxc3 Nbd7 10 g4!? Learn More
  31. Thought process & General Improvement: 1. Introduction to Pawns
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 1. Introduction to Pawns What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  32. Thought process & General Improvement: 2. Introduction to Thought Process
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 2. Introduction to Thought Process What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  33. Thought process & General Improvement: 3. Thought Process (2): Analytical and Non-Analytical Positions
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 3. Thought Process (2): Analytical and Non-Analytical Positions What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  34. Thought process & General Improvement: 4. Theory of Chess Improvement
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 4. Theory of Chess Improvement What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  35. Thought process & General Improvement: 5. Introduction to Time Management
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 5. Introduction to Time Management What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  36. Thought process & General Improvement: 6. Evaluation Criteria
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 6. Evaluation Criteria What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  37. Thought process & General Improvement: 7. Common Evaluation Misconceptions
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 7. Common Evaluation Misconceptions What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  38. Thought process & General Improvement: 8. Break Moves
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 8. Break Moves What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  39. Thought process & General Improvement: 9. Guide to P-R3
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 9. Guide to P-R3 What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  40. Thought process & General Improvement: 10. The 20-minute Exercise
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 10. The 20-minute Exercise What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  41. Thought process & General Improvement: 11. The Maung Lesson
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 11. The Maung Lesson What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  42. Thought process & General Improvement: 12. Introduction to Mobility and Activity
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 12. Introduction to Mobility and Activity What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  43. Thought process & General Improvement: 13. It's a Different Game When You're Way Ahead
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 13. It's a Different Game When You're Way Ahead What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  44. Thought process & General Improvement: 14. More pawns in the middle is good
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 14. More pawns in the middle is good What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  45. Thought process & General Improvement: 15. The margin for error
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 15. The margin for error What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  46. Thought process & General Improvement: 16. Strategy Based on Central Pawn Structure
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 16. Strategy Based on Central Pawn Structure What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  47. Thought process & General Improvement: 17. Examples of Chess Logic
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 17. Examples of Chess Logic What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  48. Thought process & General Improvement: 18. A key Part of the Thought Process
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 18. A key Part of the Thought Process What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  49. Thought process & General Improvement: 19. 20-minute Exercise #2
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 19. 20-minute Exercise #2 What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More
  50. Thought process & General Improvement: 20. The Most Important Strategic Decisions
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    Thought process & General Improvement: 20. The Most Important Strategic Decisions What is "Thought Process" in chess? NM Dan Heisman, in this series of instructional videos, explains everything that happens after your opponent makes a move until you make yours. The thought processes that lead you to take decisions while playing a chess game. It is extremely important to be able to guide your thought processes towards the right direction, when you are faced with crucial decisions. Strategy and step-by-step instructions to improve your game are the keywords of this formative and not-to-be-missed series! Learn More

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