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Target Weaknesses to Exploit Opening Inaccuracies

What is the best move?

If the main reason you play chess is because you want to have fun, then just play the openings you find interesting and exciting. In that case, the Open Sicilian will keep you entertained for several lifetimes.
On the other hand, if you’re serious about wanting to improve, then developing an opening repertoire will become an important part of your campaign.

Exploit opening inaccuracies by finding a good plan

opening inaccuracies

Do your best to understand the implications of your moves. This will take you a long way towards mastery.

Bad Things Happen to Knights without Posts

White's knight maneuvers don't support the goals

This is the third article in a 3 part series on the Powers of the Knight. The first two articles are called The Mysterious Powers of the Knight, and How to Build a Solid Post for Your Knight. It will be a challenge to find a more highly distilled, yet comprehensive treatment of this powerful piece, and we highly recommend you read the two companion articles.

How to Build Solid Posts for Your Knights

Subvariation demonstrates the awesome power of the knight

In this article you will learn exactly how to build a solid post for your knights. This is the Living Tool that will help you make the most of your knights in every contest you play.

Mysterious Powers of the Knight

chess knights

It’s easy to master the powers of the knight once you understand the principles behind them. This is the first article in a 3 part series. Once you have read all 3 articles, you will have a Master Level Understanding of the mysterious powers of the knight.

The Art of Heroic Defense

The Art of Heroic Defense in Chess

Chess is the most fun when we’re attacking and winning with brilliant and creative ideas. However, we all have to defend sometimes, and it’s important to get very tough-minded when we’re in that position. It’s not a lot of fun, but sometimes the situation is not as bad as it seems. By exercising care and patience, we can frequently exchange a few pieces, and reduce the position to equality. That’s what happened in this game: