Level 3 - Advanced Course

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The saying goes that making a move is an advantage. But just ask those players who got in a zugzwang. In a what???
1. Zugzwang
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Block your opponent's pieces or even a part of the chessboard. We show you how.
2. Blocking
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We already know that a pin is a dangerous weapon but only for those who master it. Will you be among them?
3. Using Pins
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We already know deflection as a tactical possibility. Let's see some really interesting examples from tournament practice.
4. Using Deflections
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Direct your opponent's pieces through an invisible thread. You are eager to know how?
5. Using Decoys
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After moving away a piece another piece may already attack. Try to make use of this unexpected advantage.
6. Delivering Discovered Attacks
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Come and learn a very dangerous weapon when a piece gives check after moving away a another piece.
7. Delivering Discovered Check
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Can you see through the pieces? Well, this is true, in a way. Learn this special tactical motive.
8. The X-Ray Attack
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Your opponent likes to make combinations but sometimes erroneously. You have to realise it, though...
9. Incorrect Combinations
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Is the bishop or the knight stronger in the middlegame? It is difficult to decide but you will get some help to do so.
10. A Knight Against a Bishop in the Middlegame
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Your pieces will be comfortable if they can move to several squares. They will show you their gratitude for this.
11. Winning with Activity
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They will not hurt each other, much rather your opponent's. Find out which piece is stronger in a position.
12. Opposite-colored Bishops in the Middlegame
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We sometimes just feel what the good move is. Listen to your instincts and make bold sacrifices.
13. Intuitive Sacrifices
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A good preparation is necessary for long plans. You can do some preparations here.
14. Advanced Planning
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This is not what is seems to be. It is only about two pawns left alone fighting shoulder to shoulder.
15. Hanging Pawns
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The best defense is attack. Take a look how this is true in chess.
16. Active Defense, Counterplay
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Good players calculate several moves in advance. Would you like to know how they do it?
17. Variation Calculation 1
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Learn further rules for choosing among the possible moves. This will not be so difficult, I promise.
18. Variation Calculation 2
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You cannot win without taking some risks. The same is also true for chess.
19. Taking a Risk
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It you take the initiative you are halfway to victory but you have to fight for this. Let's see how.
20. Fighting for the Initiative
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Is a castle impenetrable? Not necessarily. Sacrifices act like a bomb sometimes.
21. Destructive Sacrifices
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Is the position stiffened? Do you have no plans at all? Try a breakthrough in the centre.
22. Breaking Through in the Center
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The saying goes that less is sometimes more. This is rarely true in chess but this is that rare case now.
23. The Minority Attack
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The sacrifice of the exchange is a modern weapon, which is unexpected and often works well. Have a look at positions where it works.
24. Exchange Sacrifices
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Brave pawns may break through your opponent's defending wall even in the endgame. Still, do not rush forward, do it cleverly.
25. Pawn Endgames - Pawn Break
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Always leave a reserve move for yourself. Several pawn endgames depend on this.
26. Pawn Endgames - Reserve Tempo
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You may avoid some certain-looking defeats with a clever defense. Let's see some examples to this in pawn endgames.
27. Pawn Endgames - Defense
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The eternal opponents meet in the endgame now. Who will be the winner now?
28. A Knight Against a Bishop in the Endgame
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Do you think a rook can always win against a pawn? Well, it is not sure, you are right.
29. Rook Endgames - A Rook Against a Pawn 1
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Take a look at some further interesting endgame battles between David and Goliath.
30. Rook Endgames - A Rook Against a Pawn 2
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An interesting title. If you do not know what it means, you can learn it here. All I reveal is that you will not be disappointed.
31. Rook Endgames - Frontal Assault and Activity
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After simplifying the position you may win faster or take the wind out of your opponent’s attack. Let's see how.
32. Simplifying the Position
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Resigning is very elegant but do not be so hasty. You will see why.
33. Never Give Up Too Early
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Enjoy the beauties of chess, take a look at better and better combinations.
34. Selected Combinations
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Chess problems are the height of the game. I think you can also solve them now.
35. Chess Compositions, Studies
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You have reached the final test. Do you think you will manage? It goes without saying.
36. Advanced Course - Achievement Test
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