Bridge from Positional to Tactical Lessons


Level

Intermediate, Advanced


Recommended Rating

1000 -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 bishop from the back row.
  • Teaches how to use the beast.

     Lesson 6 learning objectives

  • Teaches how to eat the poisoned pawn.
  • Teaches when to trade the strong knight for the weak bishop.

     Lesson 7 learning objectives

  • Teaches when to create and use ugly backward pawns.
  • Teaches how to use the quiet sacrifice

     Lesson 8 learning objectives

  • Teaching how to attack after retreating the bishop behind the pawn chain.
  • Teaches how to use a doubled f-pawn.

     Lesson 9 learning objectives

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

     Lesson 10 learning objectives

  • Teaches when to block with your queen.
  • Teaches when to push a pawn instead of recapturing  with it.

     Lesson 11 learning objectives

  • Teaches when to attack by sacrificing the h-pawn.
  • Teaches a common sacrifice with a pawn on c5.

     Lesson 12 learning objectives

  • Teaches when to sacrifice a pawn on e6
  • Teaches how to use the bishop snatcher.

     Lesson 13 learning objectives

  • Teaches  the rook sacrifice on c6 and f6 for a knight.
  • Teaches how to use the avalanche.

     Lesson 14 learning objectives

  • Teaches how to use the trapped bishop.
  • Teaches how to use the fish hook.

      Lesson 15 learning objectives

  • Teaches how to use the colossus.
  • Teaches the Nievergeldt Maneuver

     Lesson 16 learning objectives

  • Teaches when to use the Kingly March..
  • Teaches how to use the Sneaky Queen.

     Lesson 17 learning objectives

  • Teaches how to use second rank rooks.
  • Teaches how to penalize superfluous pieces.

     Lesson 18 learning objectives

  • Teaches how to use the Bishop-in-the-way.
  • Teaches how to use offside pieces

     Lesson 19 learning objectives

  • Teaches when to trade the bishop pair for a damaged pawn structure
  • Teaches how to use the runner and the bulldozer.

Contact fbcc@fortbendchessclub

to schedule any of these specific lessons.