Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Andrew Martin and The Basics of Winning Chess Middlegame Tips 2. Play with a plan & square control

I got around to watching the second video of the second chapter on middlegametips, in which Andrew Martin shows an examplary game displaying the chapter's theme "playing with a plan and square control" (click here for the introductionary post). It is a game played between Jose Raul Capablanca and Philip Stuart Milner-Barry. Main point of focus should be on Capablanca's play with the theme in mind.

P.S. I could have probably made this a more attractive post but i'm too tired.


At 26 May, 2006 06:09 , Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

His video sounds cool. Does he give any advice on how to generate concrete plans? That is, does he give a method for finding plans, or is playing plan-based chess a skill that is only supposed to accrue with experience?

At 26 May, 2006 19:41 , Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said...

Andrew Martin is cool! And so are his training DVD's. What i would do to have him as a chess coach... Anyway, about your question, from what i have viewed so far, he does not give method's for finding plans. He mainly shows commented examples and commented games, with graphical instructions. That is why i mentioned i could have probably made the post more atractive. Cause what you are looking at when you click the link to the game, is just the game. On the DVD, A. Martin provides commentary to the game, which makes you see the plans and understand them. But it does much more. For me it does anyway... click here for a short review. There's a sample video included which you will probably be viewing via WM player. Remember, the DVD itself is viewed with ChessBase Reader (which is included on the DVD) or with any other CBase program. Just like you see on the pictures.


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