What Makes a Strong Chess Player Strong?


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I have often said that strong chess players win slowly, but surely. In other words, strong chess players, titled players, and grandmasters follow the fundamentals of chess perfectly. They rarely make any mistakes/blunders (something that goes out of the basic chess principles), at least when compared to not-so strong chess players (club players or amateurs).

If you have watched our past few video lessons, “5 Best Chess Opening Traps in the Center Game” and “When to Start an Attack?”, you would have realized that these topics are so common, and very important in the game of chess. A stronger chess player knows when/how to attack, and a weaker player often loses the game making mistakes/blunders, or falling into an opening trap. That makes the real difference between a strong chess player (grandmaster/expert) and a weak chess player (amateur/club player).
weak vs strong

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Finally, I’d like to warm up your attacking skills.

Even though White is down a pawn, he has the upper-hand in this position. Black’s king is unsafe, White’s two rooks are very-well placed. How should White proceed here?

One could not ask for a better position here. Black has a really powerful pawn storm on the kingside, marching towards White’s king, whereas White’s pawns and pieces on the queenside have no idea what they are doing there. How would you play here as Black?

After calculating all possible variations, you can find the solution (and download the PGNs) from our lesson “4 Tips for a Successful Attack”.
 
7 Best Chess Opening Traps

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