Thoughts from someone who still can't quite believe that he talks about chess for a living
Monday, November 26, 2012
When Openings Matter
I try to focus on opening memorization as little as possible when teaching classes or private lessons. Instead, I like to focus on following opening principles. However, someone playing without a lot of memorized opening knowledge needs to start calculating early in the game. Here, a player (not one of my students) makes one early mistake and gets a horrible position. Silver Knight's coach (and soon to be master?) Justin Burgess doesn't let him escape.