Overprotection and prophylaxis are all very well, Dave, but what
about ordinary players, what do they need? I believe that we don't
really know a lot about the chess thinking of ordinary players.
There are some things that have been done on amateur games over the
years (by de Groot, Euwe/Meiden, Webb, Heisman, Silman,
Rubin/Emms and Davies) and there are a set of common beliefs about
amateur play, but I think that amateurs are a lot more complex than
is often suggested.
Amateurs are more diverse than is given credit for - they often
You see the same tired old examples in every instructional book, and all over this website. Why not put them all in a PGN file? You can play along with most of the games on this site from this page or another one.
This needs a better index(left), but here they are:
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