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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov teaches a key chess positional concept that can transform your approach to the game and pave the way for success. Get ready to take your game to the next level with the most crucial chess strategy that will lead you to a 2000 rating and beyond.
But first, let’s delve into why this concept holds such significance. Throughout his journey to becoming a grandmaster, Igor Smirnov discovered that chess is filled with countless rules and principles. However, identifying the most dominant and impactful ones can be challenging.
That’s why he wanted to share with you the ultimate chess strategy that will simplify your decision-making process and enhance your gameplay. So, what is this fundamental concept that can revolutionize your chess understanding? It’s none other than the principle of piece activity.
The essence of chess revolves around maximizing the activity of your pieces. The more active your pieces, the greater control they exert over the board, and the more pressure they can apply on your opponent. From this video lesson, you will learn 5 different ways on exactly how you can follow this single strategy in different positions.
00:00 Best Chess Strategy to Reach 2000 ELO
01:00 The Most Important Concept to WIN in Chess
02:39 Chess-Football analogy, be like Messi!
03:00 Rule-1: Move your pieces forward (most active square)
03:53 Rule-2: Do NOT make your bishop a tall pawn
04:59 Rule-3: Do NOT defend unless you have to
06:54 Rule-4: To take is a mistake
08:37 Rule-5: Improve your least active piece
09:29 GM Smirnov’s Father’s Day Special
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