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    Logical Chess Play 101

    The essence of chess is to play with a cohesive plan in mind.  Development should occur logically and with gain of time when possible. Also you must always pay attention to the opponent's counter-chances and be aware at all times.  Strategic and logical play gives rise to favorable tactics where sacrifices can yield rich benefits.

    Play over these ten games to see logical chess and its dividends.  In so doing, we will review the basic principles that underly logical chess.

    • 1Refuting Wild Play...
    • 6Buildup of Initiative...
    • 2Maximum Activity...
    • 7Attacking via the Center...
    • 3Meeting the Benko Gambit...
    • 8Maximum Pressure...
    • 4Exploiting Materialism...
    • 9Hypermodernism...
    • 5Clever Maneuvering...
    • 10Positional Control...
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    Mark Ginsburg

    Mark Ginsburg received his IM title in 1982.  He has played against many Grandmasters in the USA and in Europe.  His peak USCF rating was 2578 in 1993.