Takchess Chess Improvement

A Novice chessplayer works to get better at chess using an improvement program based upon the methods of Michael de la Maza and the teachings of Dan Heisman

Saturday, January 05, 2008

An Annotated Game from Art of Attack in chess Meesen vs Mueller Chptr 1

The Art of Attack in Chess is a chess textbook with a series of games which illustrate the attacking principles. This is the first one that illustrates the attack on the e-file. I decided to annotate some of these games to help understand why the attack worked and where defensive measures went wrong.

My annotations can be found here . To best view use the show Move list to see all my notes. Interesting enough this position with 7 g3 turned out to be a win for white here.


  • At 7:00 PM, Blogger Polly said…

    Ba6 is more powerful then O-O which is white white gets away with 7. g3.

    Very instructive game.

  • At 3:00 AM, Blogger Temposchlucker said…

    The win is quite based on the temporal immobility of whites pieces. Due to pins (Nc3, c4) or the obligation to protect (b2, Qd3). It is this immobility that makes it difficult or impossible to keep up with the various threats.

  • At 8:07 AM, Blogger JIMj said…

    Polly, I agree 0-0 for black is too passive and lets white off the hook.

    Tempo, agreed. White pieces inability to move/protect pieces was his downfalls. he had chances to counterattack /castle with lost of a pawn which although still behind was a better option.

    thank you both for your comments.


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