Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess

National Master Dan Heisman is a name that is synonymous with excellence in chess coaching and teaching. Dan authors the award-winning Novice Nook column (winner of three Chess Journalists of America "Best Instruction" awards), aimed at improving adults, for chesscafe.com that are clearly written and offer very practical advice and tips on how to improve your game . In the new Improve Your Chess series, Dan provides instruction by reviewing amateur games played on ICC and showing where the players went wrong and how to improve.

Today's show: GM Grischuk equalizes out of the opening and then gets a winning position when his opponent makes two weak moves in a row. His excellent technique finishes off the game quickly after that point. The game is highlighted by a series of intermediate tactics, one after the other. Many were removal of the guard, causing the viewer who submitted the game to dub this "The Immortal Removal-of-the-Guard Game".

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