June 8, 2014 | Posted in Chess Lectures | By

A Pawn is Worth Three Tempi

by GM Jesse Kraai

A Pawn is Worth Three Tempi Front

Recommended for Intermediate Players

GM Jesse Kraai explains how to use the old Russian rule set to evaluate Tempo in chess. What is Tempi or Tempo in Chess? “The gaining or losing of time and effectiveness relative to one’s continued mobility or developing position, especially with respect to the number of moves required to gain an objective: Black gained a tempo”.


Content: 50 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 2 lectures. PGN Included

Members of ChessLecture.com rated this series a 4.3 out of 5

Fans on Chesslecture.com said: Brilliant lecture! A more sophisticated use of the term tempi then has been my understanding (misunderstanding?). Has given me plenty to think about. I also love the expression, ” the king owes us some time”.

GM Jesse Kraai resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the US championship from 2002-2006. Jesse received his final GM norm at the Foxwoods Open 2007 and has a Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg. Jesse is an active chess coach and recently released his first book “Lisa, A Chess Novel”.


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