I was studying this position and here are my thoughts.
Black to play so I focused to make idea from Black's side.
I thought black got knight pair so it's good to keep position closed so I thought e5 is the right idea. Another point of e5 is to open up the light square bishop on c8
..1 e5 if d5 then Rd8 c4 Ne5 this was my thought
The chapter is about pawn levers.
Do u think my thoughts of direct e5 without Rd8 first was right.
In the book it was recommended to play Rd8 first and then author said e5 will be unstoppable.
Please guide me where I am making mistakes in understanding positions?
Hi guys this is Abhishek yadav. I am 1465 FIDE rated and lives in a small town of Haryana where no one knows anything about chess. I am seeking online chess partners for serious studies. I wanna start middle game books with my future partners. Please only dedicated people can contact me on whatsapp. No beginners please. I can guide beginners no issue but in case of study I need someone who is highter rated than me. Thanks for reading. I hope for the positive response.
I wrote this for all those who are helping me here in chess. I am very very lucky to have a nice online community like Chessmood. I live in a small town where no one play chess and no one want to learn because they are scared of books and also in my town the internet speed is not so high but still I try my best to study online.
I can't afford pro membership now but next year I will definately get one. After I joined chessmood I improved a lot in various part of my game especially my biggest issue of studying in right direction is solved now.
Now I know how to solve my calculation issues and how to study books properly. I only have one or two hours daily for chess studies because I am preparing for job but my love and craziness for chess is never go down. I am always charged to study chess.
Thanks for all those who advised me. Especially Avetik sir.
Sorry if my english confused you.
This is second game from Pump up your chess.
Do you think I understood the game well?
I only knew that i have to try to control d5 square but I do not think white played well in the game.
I meant look at the game and variations which I saw
I am just 1465 FIDE.
Please provide me some useful suggestions
Here is the game link,
How to understand these simple positions?
I can only understand few things about this position.
For white side:
Queen side pawn majority so he can only get a passed pawn in the queen side.
Kingisde majority so he can only get passed pawn in kingside.
Both players have active pieces?
How to make plans in these kinds of equal positions?
Here ideas are not forced so is it good to make solid moves like trading queens so we will be able to activate our kings and hope for passed pawn?
What you guys think about the domination in chess endgame studies by Kasparian?
I was reading an article and that article covered the same problem of calculation and vision which I am facing now.
So is it useful to solve endgame studies before middle game studies or other books.
Because my problem is lack of ability to read the middle game books in depth and I miss many plans in middle game books.
Any advice. I personally like two books Pump up your chess and domination in endgames and I do not know how to study the Devorestsky's Endgame Manual.
How do you guys manage your time during you study?
I meant do you study openings, middle games and endgames or endgames studies daily?
I am only focused on one thing which is calculation so I am doing Pump up your Chess and domination in chess endgames.
Time management advice is important for me.
Is it good to play the Leningrad dutch ?
I loved that opening in past a lot wins against titled players online in blitz.
But is it cool to play it in classical
I think in past I had issue in h4 line.
Is it possible for us to avoid that line?
All suggestions are welcome. I love the leningrad but need some support.
My coach plays this rossolimo for white and when I said him about your courses he again find a very interesting idea white doesnt play Qd2 white plays Qc1 it is against f5 and then he plays a3 Na4 b3 c3 Nb2 and when I chekched it with engine it was 0.08 but when I started blitz games in chess.com i understood that it is very hard to play with black... So what we must plays with Qc1 and after some moves a3 and then b4?
This gonna be a long post, but very important!
Are you learning the courses now? Are you going to learn or you have finished already?
In all cases, you may have problems AT FIRST.
The thing is when you learn these courses, you learn lots of new stuff, very often you learn some openings that you have never played, you are getting out of COMFORT ZONE.
But we grow only when we are uncomfort.
At first, you may have problems. Don't stop.
One of my students was playing 1.Nf3,g3... all his life. We switched to e4 and to aggressive chess!
He dropped his online rating from 2300 to 2200.
We knew that it would happen, and guess what? After a few weeks, he got 2300 back, and then 2400 and after a month 2500 !!!
I warn you, it may happen. Don't worry and don't come back to your old openings, thinking that it's not working. Play them a lot. After you get in comfort with your new weapons, you will start to crush everyone!
@Jay Garrison, tell your story. The same happened to you, right?
This may happen to anyone of us.
Don't afraid guys, please. The downswing will be just temporary and then it will be a big upswing.
Victor Korchnoi said - "The fastest way to grow in chess is to learn new openings."
You learn new openings, you see lots of new ideas, you get out of comfort zone, you implement those ideas, they become yours... And WooW!!! Now you are much stronger than before.
I am not going to teach you easy openings, traps, that will give you good results at first, but what then?
So, please, please, please, don't afraid of getting out of comfort Zone. Your results may become worse. But it will be just at first and will be very temporary. After that, its gonna be explosive growth.
Recently I started a book Pump up your chess. I am studying it alone because I do not have any real life good friends who live in my own city
When I switched to the game one of the book I applied the same idea which Avetik Grigoryan sir suggested in his amazing video.
I found it amazing but the problem is I can see the plans but I have issues in follow ups of those plans .
I am posting the game link in he bottom which I tried to analise alone. I faced many planning issues,
Of possible Kindly give me a suitable advice for improvement. Or suggest me a book which I can read alone. I frankly liked the topics on this book. But your all suggestions matters to me.
Thanks in advance.
Now I have an hr daily for chess studies even after work. So, for this purpose I chose to start a book which will teach me how to think properly because when I think I face vision issues in some positions and also blindspot. I head of ( Pump up your rating ) this book from many other players so I thought to give it a try. But the starting of this book is making me super confused about improvement in chess.
This para is bottom confused me. If absorbing knowledge is not matter that how can one improve in chess? I am going to read this book completely no matter how many month it will take but I also need some suggestions about improvement. Before this book I already finished ( The complete chess workout by Richard Palisher) this book. I can't afford coaching so I prefer self study programme. I also do not have good internet so I can't watch free lessons on this web or on youtube.
many ambitious players is that they focus on knowledge.
A good chess player is not someone with well-defined knowledge, but rather one with great