Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Game Features Strange Occurrence
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: White gets a good opening and then Black falls for a tactic that loses a pawn and the exchange. White is well on the way to winning but makes a purposeful sacrifice to go into a winning endgame which makes the win somewhat more difficult than it should have been. Just then, with White in time trouble, Black gets up from this OTB game and announces he has to leave - but is not resigning - he has a pre-arranged understanding with the TD to adjourn right in the middle! White, flabbergasted at this blatant rule violation, has no choice but to wait a week to put away his opponent.