Coaching

Dr.Dave's Brain Sharpening Kit

Sorry if that sounds a bit alarming!  What I mean is, after the summer break, you might find that your usual tactical sharpness has gone a bit rusty. 

To get back to your normal diamond-honed sharpness, you just need you get your eye back in with some practice.

Some things to practice are:

Summer Coaching 2012

Summer Coaching 2012

Suggested programme so far - watch this page for updates!

19 June Open session - bring along a game (or preferably send one to me in advance)

26 June Endgame workout

03 July Open session - bring along a game (or preferably send one to me in advance)

10 July Isolated Queen's Pawns - what's that all about?

17 July Open session - bring along a game (or preferably send one to me in advance)

24 July ...

A game for analysis by juniors, from the BCF (answers)

[Event "Game for analysis"]
[Site "analysis: BCF example"]
[Date "1995.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "BCF example game for analysis"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E09"]
[PlyCount "55"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. O-O 6... c6 {
[DIAGRAM]  a. Can you suggest a more active line for Black instead of this move?} (6...
c5 {*N.B. all answers are DR's and not BCF's!*}) 7. Nbd2 7... O-O {[DIAGRAM]  b. Would

A game for analysis by juniors, from the BCF (questions)

[Event "Game for analysis"]
[Site "analysis: BCF example"]
[Date "1995.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "BCF example game for analysis"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E09"]
[PlyCount "55"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. O-O 6... c6 {
[DIAGRAM]  a. Can you suggest a more active line for Black instead of this move?} 7. Nbd2 7... O-O {[DIAGRAM]  b. Would
7...dxc4 be better than this move? Give a simple reason for your answer.} (7...

Blumenfeld's Rule

Just done a quick whizz through the site to patch up all mentions of Blumenfeld's advice (which was passed on by Kotov and Webb in their best known books).  The advice is:

Blumenfeld's rule:

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