Monday, March 24 IM Valeri Lilov Attacking Potential (Middlegame, Strategy)
The key principle to a successful attack is one’s potential. The following lecture provides some good ideas on how to analyse and build up the potential for a prominent attack against the opponent.
Tuesday, March 25 GM Eugene Perelshteyn Unexpected Tactical Blow in the Middlegame (Middlegame, Tactics)
Black wins a pawn in the opening and plays creatively to keep it. However, White identifies the real weakness in Black’s position — his King, and finds a nice tactical blow in the Middlegame to start a deadly attack. The ensuring tactics are both instructive and beautiful to watch.
Wednesday, March 26 IM Dennis Monokroussos The Queen’s Gambit and Friends. Part 3 (Middlegame, Tactics)
When one has an extra central pawn, sometimes it’s possible to create a mobile center that sweeps away everything in its path. Mikhail Botvinnik discovered ways to use such a plan in both the Exchange Variation of the Queen’s Gambit and the Nimzo-Indian, and in today’s game we see some examples of this potent plan in action – a plan we can still use today.
Thursday, March 27 GM Bryan Smith An Exciting Answer to the Leningrad Variation of the Nimzo-Indian (Opening, Middlegame)
In this video, GM Bryan Smith looks at a sharp, gambit answer to the Leningrad Variation of the Nimzo-Indian (4.Bg5) in the context of his game against IM Elmir Guseinov.
Friday, March 28 IM David Vigorito Grandmaster Versus Amateur (Middlegame)