This follows a discussion i was having privately with Nimzo. It seemed apparent to
me, during my time playing chess, particularly blitz, that there are certain types of
This player does not really understand anything about chess, they simply love to
attack. The only concept of chess they have, is attack and defence. Therefore in
order to play against such an opponent, all one needs to do is create a strategic
type of position, when their attack fails, you will have an advantage.
Likes to create stodgy passive positions with the hope of curtailing any tactical play.
In order to beat up such an approach, one should employ practical means , although
what they are at present , i cannot say, for I only ever meet the attacker.
garçon!, garçon!, what is this knight doing in my position, adroitly identified by
Nimzo, they wait for you to make a mistake, they check tactics carefully and punish
any 3 move oversight. They readily exchange material without any attempt at
gaining advantage from the exchanges and will often try to kill any play in the
endgame. These are almost always adult players. Again I am uncertain on how to
proceed, I only ever meet the attacker. any suggestions would be great.
4. The Schoolboy,
perceptively described by Nimzo, the scholastic rising star player who has
tremendous book knowledge but will struggle in anything but a uniform position.
These guys often offer draws repeatedly once they have reached the end of book in
a theoretically even position since they assume that an = opening is a draw. Lol,
other than physically threatening the schoolboy and his father, one should naturally
play for some type of advantage that may be realised in endgame, for he shall be
leaving his comfort zone and heading into ours.
If anyone has any suggestions how to beat up particular types of club players then
please let it be known. Personally i should belong to a category known as the
blunderer, that is one who builds a pretty decent position and blunders away his
advantage with one or two move howlers. Yes, i think i should term it, The Howler!