Saturday, April 29, 2006

Beating a Dead Horse

Again, I can't stress enough how important this chess lesson is:

Learn it, live it, love it.

It's not that I am some brilliant chess scholar (far from it!), you can find this endgame analysis in any good chess book, but I am just absolutely amazed how many players don't know it.

Here is not one but two cases where opponents should have beaten me only to draw using the Dominant/Recessive Position moves. If they understood the basic principles, they would have won.