Contemporary Chess Ideas - part 3

Level 19



Recommended Rating

1300 -1800

Number of lessons: 5

Topic Purpose

Nimzovitsch’s theories of hypermodern play transformed the strategies of chess. This series examines how his ideas have been adapted to modern chess and how some more Pragmatic Chess  ideas have completely rejected older principles.

And as with any intermediate and advanced lesson, it includes an endgame study to gain experience and comfort in winning difficult endgames.

Learning objectives

  • When does it make sense to use a pawn sacrifice
  • When is it safe to have a backward pawn and how to use it
  • What is the best way to analyze if a bishop is bad or not
  • How can a knight on the edge be super-strong
  • How to survive with a knight against a bishop
  • Live practice
  • Get a Fort Bend Chess Club rating

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