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Chess - Learn How To Find Tactical Strikes: Intermediate Move, Tempo Gain

teacher avatar Viktor Neustroev, ​Chess coach & entrepreneur

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4 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. Intermediate move: Puzzle 1

    • 2. Intermediate move: Puzzle 2

    • 3. Intermediate move: Puzzle 3

    • 4. Intermediate move: Game example

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This course covers tricky chess motif "Intermediate Move, Tempo Gain". I will demonstrate not only the concept of these tactical chess maneuvers but also the logic behind finding these moves in your own chess games.

Learn how to find an intermediate move or gain a tempo to improve your position in certain combinations.

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Viktor Neustroev

​Chess coach & entrepreneur


My name is Viktor Neustroev and I am a chess coach and a trader.

Experienced chess coach specializing in tactics and openings.

The coach of the champion of Siberia among girls under 9!

I'm 34. I live in Russia, Novosibirsk. I learned to play chess when I was 5. I regularly won prizes at Novosibirsk region Championship and Siberia Chess Championship among juniors. I'm a champion of Novosibirsk City Chess Club at 2002.

I got Master's Degree in Economics at Novosibirsk State University and also played for its chess team.

Today I am focusing on teaching chess online and offline. The reason why I do this is because I feel happy when see how my students achieve success.

I will teach you how to find tactical strikes in certain position types and h... See full profile

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1. Intermediate move: Puzzle 1: Hello and welcome to my course chair. Strategist learned. Trickett, Tactical Chessman Yours and days lectures. Topic is intermediate move or tempeh gain. Intermediate move is the most important thing in modern chess, especially if it's a game between high class chess players. Let me explain why club chess players calculate combinations in 68 moves the bread in on a specific position. Sometimes they can analyze the position calculation for what? Up to 20 moves, however, calculating such long combinations, Sometimes you can't find the best move for your opponent. So the task for another player is to find the blonder in these long line and make a better move to improve his position. Very often it can be in an intermediate move, attacking opponents queen moving your chest piece, which is currently under attack, or even another strong move in this lecture. I'll show you how important this motive is, and you please try to keep concentration and pay more attention for all lectures in this section. This is really important because this is what we all play for, calculating variants and finding our opponents blunders. Let me show you an example. White has to move in this position. How would you play? You may post this video and think a little bit. You might decide to play green toe eight to threaten Queen takes h five toe. Checkmate. But like, won't allow this. Harold. Checkmate you faster. So how to move Brooke H eight Check and white gains a temper. Now, if King takes H eight, then queen eight check kink H seven and queen takes h five. Checkmate because G eight square is on the bishops control Ive black rejects and doesn't take a look on h eight, but place kink to G six, then white also checkmate him green e eight. Check King F five. Green Sea eight. Check King do six. Bishop F seven check. King takes Bishop and Green E eight. Checkmate. Let's analyze this position again and find a solution for black. What would you do if black to move? You may pose this video and think a little bit the same scenario as it was for White. You might want to move your queen too. F two and tech h do bone on the second move, but we know that it's impossible. Now White are ready to check my taking. So What do you do? How would you play? Rukh takes H two check forcing Dwight King to take a look and to fall under attack Green have to check getting age three. Green takes G three. Checkmate. If King moves toe H one, then black will play King J three. Checkmate. How to figure that out? This task is similar to what you have learned from decoy puzzles. The first opening asking to move out from a castle. If the king was staying in another square, would you checkmate it? If yes, your next task would be to find a solution the first making to move toe the square. Thank you for your attention. Let's go further in our next lecture. 2. Intermediate move: Puzzle 2: Hello and welcome to my course chest strategists learn. Trickett Tactical Chessman Yours and today's lectures Topic is intermediate move and temper gain Let me show you more difficult puzzle How would you play for right in this position? In other words, what does white need to check my liking? Forcibly? You may pause this video and think a little bit. You may want to play Knight to F six and now you see that there is no protection from green age seven. Checkmate by varies black will check May to fester. That's why the correct move in this position is to plate green age seven. Check immediately. The only move is to take Green night F six check King H eight and Rukh G eight. Checkmate. If you look on this puzzle from a black side, it has a similar solution. How would you play for Black? You may pose this video and think a little bit. Of course, the first idea is to move the bishop from a six and then play queen takes a to checkmate. But you know that what has already prepared a checkmate for you. That's why you have to play forcibly. Queen takes a to check. Think takes a two and bishop C for double check and checkmate. There is no available squares for White King. How to figure that out as it was in our previous puzzle. Pay attention for your open in skiing's position. If you moved him to another square, would you checkmate forcibly? If Yes. Then you need to find how to decoy him. It was easy to do it in our province. Parcel. Let me show you something interesting in our next lecture. 3. Intermediate move: Puzzle 3: Welcome back to my course Chest strategist learned. Tricky technical chest matures Today's lectures topic is intermediate move and tempeh gain . And this puzzle exactly demonstrates all benefits off Intermediate move! Let me show you a bleeds game between Fidan Master, our team Tudyk who played for White and me. I played French defense. But you may notice that Rukh C eight doesn't correspond to the theory but this route Help me in this game this position seems to be equal and I decided to exchange my F five night two F three night and placed night h four. The idea is to weaken a five bomb. What agrees to change his night and place? Brooke, you want to protect a five poem? I change nights. Green takes F three and now I play Queen H for attack and White Bishop on C four Force invited to play a rook before Why? It considered this move as a strong move. But I calculated a few moves and had another opinion. I decided to play a night, takes a five a take invite queen. If Rook takes a five, then queen takes see for and black has an advantage of it an extra poem, but after a night E five, Why can play Route takes H for Knight takes F three g, takes F three and what has the next tonight and opinion position. That's why my idea was to use an intermediate move and first to play. Bishop takes F to check If Queen took F two black would play green ticks e four. That's why white place kink toe f one keeping the pressure. And now when I see that the queen is defended by Bishop on Left to I Play Night a five, White has two possibilities, while possibility is to take a night on a five, then black place Green Tech C four check. King takes F two green takes see too. Check with two extra bones for Black. Another possibility is to play. Rook takes H for and it happens in the game. But now I play Night takes F three, and the Rooks on Itch for is under attack by the night and the bishop why it has to move it not to lose the exchange. In this position, White has two moves. Brooke fr and Brooke fo you folk toe F four black place night, a five deck invite Bishop taking a very minor pieces from N Person. Brooke before is played in this game, and now it's hard for Blake to take away the night and the Bischel simultaneously. But Black has a possibility. To play F five and Attack by Druk Brooke has to move out from fourth rank on. Blacks Can take a bishop Won't see for, for example, look it too night to age to check. King takes after Rook takes Bishop and Black has three extra bones. If I plays Rukh F four after five, then night will move toe a five attacking the bishop again anyway, this is absolutely winning position for Black so that you can see how important is to find an intermediate move. Both open. It's so night takes a five move in this position, but only black found an intermediate move. Bishop takes F two check. Let's summarize it to understand if it's possible to apply Intermediate, move more. Chief. Just what you should do is to find other moves like an opening screen or queen in a long line. It's also desirable for you to take away all your pieces, which are under attack. Thank you for your attention. In our next lecture, I will show you an example off using this motive in the game between two grandmasters. 4. Intermediate move: Game example: Hello and welcome to my course. Just started Really learned Trickett Technical Chessman Yours and today's lectures Topic is intermediate move and in this lecture I will demonstrate you the game between Magnus Carlsen and Peter Sweedler. This game was played in Pleats Championship in 2015. I would like you. I would like to remind you that intermediate move, including a temper gain, is a freakin matif. It can be found in every game, but not every time. It brings a decisive advantage to one side, however, in these game that I would like to demonstrate you in this lecture. Black got a winning position but couldn't realize his advantage. And these game and it as a draw. Let's start E for E five. Knight to F three night see seeks Bishop to be five A six be shipped to a four knight to F six Castle King Side Bishop Toe E seven, a classic rile Oppa's wear and has been played in this game. The main move in this position is Rukh toe e one, but Market has decided to choose another plan, which suggests a long game d three be five Bishop Toby three de six c. three Castle King Side, Brooke toe eat one night to a five, bishop to C two, c five and night be want to D to. On the one hand, White prepares Defour, but on the other hand, he puts his night from the one to another active position. Why it usually puts his knight to G three but Magna's head. Another plan. Nike toe. See six night toe F one h six night toe e three. Why it puts his night to e three. Taken under control D five and F five squares and after Bishop to eat. Six. He plays D for initiating upon exchange in the center. C takes D for see takes default. Knight takes default. Knight takes night bone takes night and Green takes bone. Queen on default is very firm, moreover, why it keeps control on the D five square. That's why the Six bowl is a potential weakness. Why it is going to attack it in the future. Brooke to see eight be shipped to be three. Why it has a minor advantage. He puts his white squared bishop to be three. Hoping for exchange. You've Blake takes B three a takes bid three a six point will be under attack, while double bones is not a problem for White Knight to D seven Night to do five. Bishop takes night green eggs Bishop Knight to C five Bishop toe F for Knight takes B three a takes B three on Queen B six. Why did God the five square changed the pair off minor pieces? Now the six bone is a really weakness, but right now there is no opportunity for right to take it. A six bone is also weakness, and according to the computer, White has an advantage in this position. Bishop Toe a three attack and Queen Queen toe. See six. This is an attempt to exchange greens from black site, but why doesn't allow it? Green toe F five. But as I see it, it was a k to change queens in this position, then why it has to block eight d six and a six bones. I believe it would be a win in ending, but I can understand Magnus. This is a bleeds game, and more pieces on the board means more chances to force the open end toe blonder Ruto e eight look to see while Queen to be seven bishop to G four. It seems that why tries to attack on the King site, but there are not enough pieces to do that. Bishop Toe F eight F three, A five age three, a four moment his bone to be five magnets decides to block black witnesses but now, like has a possibility to push his de boned toe. Do five e takes d five, then black exchanges Chirac's and takes before Paul Bishop takes before leaving. The variety is the five past bone. How would you play in this position for White? A normal chess player would play Rukh to do you want or move the route to another square. However, Magnus bonded and decided to make an intermediate move green to G four. He was likely waiting for Bishop F eight protecting G seven phone. In that case, White rook could stay on E one, but Blake also found an intermediate move. How would you play for black and disposition? You may pose that this video and think a little bit. If five is a strong move, Black simultaneously protects his phone on G seven and attacks White green on G four and now both the queen and that ruk on a person green takes five. Bishop takes E one. Queen is six. Check king age seven Queen a four King H eight and not a white. Takes black bishop on the one and lose his bone on d five. Queen takes d five. This is a village in position for black. But Sweedler blonde it and got perpetual check. That's why he accepted a draw. Let me show how it happened. Green. Just six green age selling Queen eight Green, G eight green, just six. And the game. And it is a drop. Thank you for your attention. In the next section, I will show you another tactical motif.