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Typical Opening Mistakes - Chess Opening Software Download

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Typical Opening Mistakes (Download for Windows PC)
by Ruslan Ponomariov

It's human nature to make mistakes. In chess, an early mistake can lose you the game instantly, or at the least, lead to a long-term disadvantage. Avoiding mistakes in the opening and even learning from mistakes is a valuable tool to improve your chess.

Chess is a complex game. You will not find an answer for each possible move, but Ruslan Ponomariov, former FIDE World Champion, demonstrates basic patterns that will help you navigate through the game more easily. Focusing on the most important things (the themes are universal!) is what guides a beginner, amateur, chess coach, or professional. All examples are taken from Ponomariov's long career. Don’t put it off - learn from the best and move forward to chess improvement! Themes include: Weak opening preparation, Overpreparation, What to do with opening surprises, Development, Safety of the King, Importance of the center, Pseudo-activity, Good and bad openings, Importance of pawn structure, Playing against the opponent.

• Video running time: 7 hours 21 minutes
• With interactive training including video feedback

Videos can run in the Fritztrainer app or in the ChessBase program with board graphics, notation and a large function bar. Analysis engine can be switched on at any time, with video pause for manual navigation and analysis in the game notation. Input of your own variations, engine analysis, with storage in the game score. View specific lines in the ChessBase WebApp Opening with autoplay, memorize variations and practice transformation (initial position - final position). Selected opening positions are transferred to the ChessBase WebApp Fritz online. In a match against Fritz you test your new knowledge and actively play the new opening.

System: Windows 10 or higher, Mac OS X (only download) 

Introduction Typical Chess Mistakes

Weak opening preparation
Macieja vs Ponomariov: Development and King in the center
Ponomariov vs Aronian: Same variation, different line
Ponomariov vs Almasi: Center and development
Ponomariov vs Sadvakasov: Only trust your own analysis
Ponomariov vs Ivanisevic: Not checking if your opponent knows the line you play
Ponomariov vs Carlsen: A young Magnus Carlsen
Ponomariov vs Pavasovic: Too dangerous
Ponomariov vs Ivanchuk: Forgetting a well-known mistake
Ponomariov vs Anand: Bad memory
Ponomariov vs Esipenko; Ponomariov vs Jobava: Overpreparation side-effects
Ponomariov vs Volokitin: Messing with the move order
Ponomariov vs Anand: Playing without a plan
Opening surprises
Tomashevsky vs Ponomariov: Novelty
Mamedyarov vs Pomnomariov; Vlassov vs Ponomariov; Akobian vs Ponomariov: Keep calm
Ponomariov vs Beerdsen: Counterproductive surprise
Basic Principles - Development
Anand vs Ponomariov: Development is more important than material
Aronian vs Ponomariov: Lack of development
Meier vs Ponomariov: King in the center
Korobov vs Ponomariov: King in the center
Ponomariov vs Vysochin: Exposed Queen
Ponomariov vs Raceanu: King in the center
Basic Principles - King Safety
Ponomariov vs Areshchenko: Open up files
Frolov vs Ponomariov: King in the center
Ponomariov vs Mikhailovic: Risky opening
Ponomariov vs Azarov: Which side to castle to?
Basic Principles - Importance of the center
Ponomariov vs Ermekov; Morozevich vs Ponomariov; Aronian vs Ponomariov: Fighting for the center
Ponomariov vs Granda Zuniga: Compensation for the center
Volkov vs Ponomariov; Marin vs Ponomariov: Development
Ponomariov vs Jobava; Ponomariov vs Michalik: Development & Central pawns
Basic Principles - Pseudo activity
Ponomariov vs Draskovic: Unprepared activity
Ponomariov vs Hou Yifan: Unprepared activity
Ponomariov vs Degraeve: Unprepared activity
Ponomariov vs Bogdanovic: Moving the Queen out too early
Ponomariov vs Shariayzdanov: Unprepared activity
Ponomariov vs Morozevich: Unprepared activity
Good and bad openings
Grischuk vs Ponomariov: Alekhine Defense
Ponomariov vs Fressinet: Scandinavian Defense with 3...Qd6
Ponomariov vs Movsesian: Alapin Defense
Ponomariov vs Azarov; Ponomariov vs Tjomsland; Ponomariov vs Spraggett: Miscellaneous
Importance of pawn structures
Nakamura vs Ponomariov: Karlsbad structure
Zhang vs Ponomariov: Space advantage
Ponomariov vs Harikrishna: Changing the pawn structure
Vamos vs Ponomariov; Svidler vs Ponomariov: Preparation
Passive play
Shengelia vs Ponomariov; Neverov vs Ponomariov: Development
Ponomariov vs Rubio: Center and space advantage
Playing versus the opponent
Ter Sahakyan vs Ponomariov; Beradze vs Ponomariov: Playing for a win
Ponomariov vs Leko; Ponomariov vs Nakamura: Psychology
Ponomariov vs Van Wely: Playing for a draw
Kuzmin vs Ponomariov; Gulko vs Ponomariov; Ponomariov vs Kamsky: Tricky move order
Extra thoughts
Eljanov vs Ponomariov; Korchnoi vs Ponomariov; Ponomariov vs Tukmakov: Classics
Gukesh vs Maghsoodloo; Maghsoodloo vs Erdos; Ponomariov vs Lenaerts: Original play
Exercises 1-25



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