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Lasker on the Attack

When I ask my students about the opponent's weaknesses in this position, they often correctly identify the pawn on d6 (one attacker, one defender) and the knight on e7 (due to the battery on the e-file). But they have a hard time finding the strong move Lasker played:

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Solution to Tricky Position

Kids are very used to solving tactics, so they often attempt to treat instructive positions as if they were simple tactical exercises: "Takes, takes, bang". But real life doesn't work that way! Your opponent also has the right to exist, and will try to fight against your ideas. Anybody suggesting the sequence starting with 1.Qxd3?? is playing what the famous teacher Dan Heisman calls "hope chess" - making a move and hoping it works.

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