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Day 2: Your Daily Routine for the Next 21 Days

Here is your homework that you should do after reading the chapter!

Master's Game: Position 2

Instructions:

Go through this master game, read all the comments and try to understand the basic ideas behind the moves. To

fully understand the game you might want to study it multiple times. For your convenience the PGN of this game is

attached below the diagram.

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Look  at  the  following  position.

There  are  two  things  to  notice:

1.  black's  king  is  stuck  in  the

center  and  2.  white  has  an

isolated  d­pawn.  The  pawn  is

not  blockades  therefore  white

can sacrifice it to create a huge

pressure on the black's position.

1. d5

 

Nbd5

 

2. Bg5

 Both black*s

knights  are  pinned  as  well  as

the  e6  pawn. 

2...  Be7

 

3.  Bf6

Can  black  recapture  with  a

Bishop? 

3... gf6

 [3... Bf6 4. Nd5

Bd5  5.  Bd5  Winning  a  piece.] 

4. Nd5

 

Bd5

 

5. Bd5

 

ed5

 

6.  Nd4

White  have  created  a  weak,

isolated  pawn  for  Black  and

blockaded it with a knight. Black

is  a  pawn  up  but  positional

weaknesses,  inability  to  castle

and  presence  of  the  open  files

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Tactics Lab: Homework 2

Instructions:

Here is your practical (tactical) exercises. Solving these problems is a very important part of the program on your

way to improve your game. Try solving them by looking on the diagram. If that is hard you can setup pieces on the

board and attempt again. Solutions are given at the end. Check them only after your complete/attempt all problems.

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#12. White to move and win

#7. 1… Rxd2+ 2. Qxd2 (2. Kxd2 Qf4+) 2… Rd8  0-1

#8. 1. Qc4  Rxc4 (1… Qxe8 2. Qg8#) 2. Rxf8# 1-0

#9. 1… Qb2 2. Rc2 (2. Qxb2 Rd1#) (2. Qe1 Qxc3 3. Qb1 Qb2 4. Qf1 Qc2) 2…Qb1+ 0-1

#10. 1… Qxg3+ 2. Rxg3 Rh1+ 3. Bf1 Rhxf1+ 4. Ke2 R7f2# 0-1

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Endgame Lab: Position 2

Instructions:

Here is your practical (tactical) exercises. Solving these problems is a very important part of the program on your

way to improve your game. Try solving them by looking on the diagram. If that is hard you can setup pieces on the

board and attempt again. Solutions are given at the end. Check them only after your complete/attempt all problems.

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to avoid the 7th rank opposition.

[The  most  straightforward  way

of  playing  does  not  work  here

because  the  black  is  able  to

obtain the opposition on the 7th

rank,  which  leads  to  a  draw.

Remember  that  rule,  it  is  very

important. 1. d4 Kb3 2. Kf4 Kb4

3.  Kf5  Kb5  4.  Ke6  Kc6  5.  Ke5

Kc7 6.  Kd5  Kd7  At  this  point  it

is a draw due to the opposition

on  7th  rank  because  white

cannot make a progress without

pushing  the  pawn.  7.  Kc5  Kc7

8.  d5  Kd7  9.  d6  Kd8  10.  Kc6

Kc8  11.  d7  Kd8=  and  either

white loses a pawn or the game

ends with a stalemate.] 

1... Kb3

2.  Ke5

 

Kc4

 

3.  d4

 

Kb5

 

4.  Kd5

Kb6

 

5.  Kd6+»

  and  white  can

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