There is a new version of Chess Rating Rise…CRR v2.0
As at 29/03/17 CRR v1.1 is no longer available as CRR has UPDATED to the new CRR v2.0 which will be available here very soon (within the next few days..).
Chess rating improvement for beginner and intermediate chess players
CRR now has an official chess consultant, Chris Dickinson.
Chris in his younger days (he is presently 21 years old) was Suffolk junior county chess champion for many years. He stopped playing competitive chess at around 15 years old to follow his other passion of football, when he started a local youth and adult team! He has also played chess in several local and national competitions and done well at senior level with the local adult chess club. Now he only occasionally plays online as he is currently at University. His blitz rating at lichess.org is over 1800 despite not playing for many years and he occasionally will play a few online blitz games. [Edit 20/09/16 Chris’ latest rating was 1950, but he has ceased play again, on return to university now and to resume his study and student life, somewhat distant from regular chess play!].
CRR is delighted that Chris has accepted this role of chess consultant and knows that Chris’ great chess knowledge and playing ability will be very useful to utilise from time to time and to help make CRR chess learning a better place for good chess rating improving!
Here is a game Chris played online, soon after he accepted this role as CRR chess consultant.
Tactical chess play is very important. Pins,skewers,forks are all examples of basic tactical moves that have to be used to gain advantage in your chess play to improve and increase your rating. Most good chess games involve and use tactical chess moves. Learning and using these is important in improving at chess!
Super tactics are tactical moves with even more advantage and finding and using super chess tactics will make you an even better player and further improve your rating! In this post I am illustrating this, by means of the good tactic of pawn promotion and the super tactic of pawn promotion with check!
Pawn promotion is a good tactic and can often be strong enough to allow a winning game to arise. However the super tactic of pawn promotion with check is sometimes crucial to obtain a winning game.
I have had occasions where this has happened in my games, but the game illustration I am showing here is pawn promotion with check in Larsen vs Balinas 0-1.
I looked recently at this game using 1.b3 opening (named after GM Bent Larsen himself) and enjoyed this super tactical pawn promotion with check move! By the way, I found this game very interesting as it has other tactical moves (blockades etc) and to see Larsen using his own 1.b3 opening (sometimes called the NimzoLarsen opening) and losing with it!
CRR will do more posts on tactics and super chess tactical moves in the future, as knowing and playing these helps improve you as a chess player and so improves your rating! 🙂
I have not been active with CRR recently (a few weeks since my last site visit) and I was shocked yesterday when I visited to see a blank empty browser and no CRR website! Today I contacted my webhost and they confirmed it was a plugin issue and they disavbled all plugins and the site reappeared.
Right now, I am in the process of restoring the needed plugins, but it seems I have some duplicate plugins (2 that help with the FA icons…and why do I need both?). I also update the Genesis theme to 2.2.7 the current latest version.
Again recently, I have not updated the CRR content, but I have several major changes in mind. I will start work today on version 2 and I do not know how much longer v1.1 will be available for purchase. CRR v2.0 will be radically different and improved, but also edited greatly, with REDUCED content! More is not always better and I know this edit will make learning with CRR much easier and simpler. So the CRRv1.1 offers still stand and will stand until the release of CRRv2.0. I suggest you buy now, as CRRv1.1 is an AWESOME offer for the amount of content delivered and this will be repackaged in CRRv2.0!
Finally, as I restart playing more chess myself, I noticed the Ultimate Blitz Challenge has just taken plave in St Louis, USA, and GM Nakamura won. He beat Wesley So and Garry Kasparov and won convincingly.
I was taken by the day 2 game between So and Kasparov and made a quick video of it. Wesley So won and outplayed Kasparov, who afterwards said the game reminded him of a “Morphy against an amateur” match!
See my video on CRR YouTube:
I found this game very instructive. GM So got a development lead while Kasparov played his pieces backwards and not forwards and had a cramped position. Wesley So, then claimed open files and attacked the uncastled vulnerable black king of Kasparov. Lots of good play to learn from! Goodluck with your chess. More to come soon from CRR 😉
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