Coaching

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:

Thinking

13th_July_2010: Thinking

A thinking task (de Groot)

Six positions to consider; pick one, perhaps the one in the top left.  Now, I want you not just to think up a move, but notice how you think it up.  You will need to write down your thoughts, or get someone to write while you think.  Off you go, take as long as you like.

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