Chess: Diversion

Chess: Diversion

Archrival's Chess Corner

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Chess: Diversion


This picture I drew when I was younger from my favorite chess book at the time. A chess pawn looking at a sign post.


The next phase of the training is to start covering the middle game. There really is no point covering the end game tactics if your middle game is so bad you do not make it ten (10) moves without falling apart.

So if you have followed my blog, you would of seen many times and heard where I mention you need to know your opening off by heart so you can move with out hesitation and with out having to pause to think. Also knowing the different openings too so you know how to play against them when your own opening you love is played against you.

So you may of learned that in war the first casualty is truth, both sides will lie to each other so the other will never know how strong they really are and have to assume the worse at all times. Chess is no exception, Chess is war so from the first move do not believe a single thing the opponent does is what it seems at first sight. Again let me restate DO NOT TRUST any move your opponent makes.

Pulling off a diversion there is many things that go into it to pull it off. Some of which you can not do over the internet. However if you can keep all emotion off, of your face you pull it off where your opponent believes you made a mistake when you really haven't.

Diversion is about misleading the enemy piece away from where it currently stands and take it away allowing you a clear path to continue your attack or give check mate or better position and play.

Incandescently the only way to pull it off is if the opponent is either gullible, playing very bad or is distracted also perhaps they are just not looking.

Has it ever happened to you when you are sitting across your chess teacher and they said to you come on your not thinking! You wonder how they know what is going on in your head well this is how they know because if you are thinking you will spot their obvious attempts at distracting you on the chess board. A poison pawn, or a tempting Rook and Queen can be one Rook too far.

I have played a lot of chess over the years and I have yet to be in a position where the diversion equals out to a force mate it happens rarely however more often or not the opponent stops it.

The diversion or reflection can be used like a crow bar
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to break open a well fortified king.

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