Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Tic-Tac-Toe and Dance-Around
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. More info about Dan can be found here. 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: Examines positions where there are only two pawns on the board, and both are locked on the same file (non-rook pawn). Reviews the "tic-tac-toe" rule from the King and Pawn vs King videos, and introduces the "Dance-Around" rule/concept for drawing when the remaining pawn due to king elbow/shoulder/outflank is not sufficiently advanced.