Bridge from Positional to Tactical Lessons


Level

Intermediate, Advanced


Recommended Rating

900 -1700


Topic Purpose

We’ve learned about position and hypermodern chess elements. And we’ve learned about basic and intermediate tactics. This series teaches different techniques to bridge from a positional advantage to a tactical advantage.

Also, the thing I hate THE MOST in chess games is losing a game in the ending that I should win. Advanced FBCC classes include endgame studies so that its members excel at winning endgames. Our players are better prepared for endgames than just about anyone else and often win games in the ending that they would otherwise lose.


Lessons: (each lesson is about 1 hour)

     Lesson 1 learning objectives 

  • Teaches how to use the octopus.
  • Teaches how to use the killer knight.

    Lesson 2 learning objectives

  • Teaches how to use the dominating center-back knight.
  • Teaches the knight attack from the edge.

     Lesson 3 learning objectives

  • Teaches attacking with the g5 knight.
  • Teaches attacking with the h5 knight.

     Lesson 4 learning objectives

  • Teaches how to use the trapped bishop.
  • Teaches how to use the twin gun bishops.

     Lesson 5 learning objectives

  • Teaches how to use the beast.
  • Teaches how to use a doubled f-pawn.

     Lesson 6 learning objectives

  • Teaches when to capture towards the edge.
  • Teaches how to use doubled a-pawns (or h-pawns) in an attack.

     Lesson 7 learning objectives

  • Teaches when to block with your queen.
  • Teaches the pawn bypass.

     Lesson 8 learning objectives

  • Teaches a common sacrifice with a pawn on c5.
  • Teaches when to sacrifice a pawn on e6

     Lesson 9 learning objectives

  • Teaches the rook sacrifice on e6 for a bishop.
  • Teaches the rook sacrifice on c6 and f6 for a knight.

     Lesson 10 learning objectives

  • Teaches how to create the avalanche.
  • Teaches how to use the fish hook.

      Lesson 11 earning objectives

  • Teaches how to use the colossus.
  • Teaches how to demolish the castle.

     Lesson 12 learning objectives

  • Teaches how to use the Nievergelt Maneuver.
  • Teaches how to use the Bishop-in-the-way.

     Lesson 13 learning objectives

  • Teaches when to trade queens and when to avoid it.
  • Teaches how to use the runner and the bulldozer.

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