Evan Annis Coaching Sessions

Choose the Best Move from the Alternatives Presented

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Option 1: Attack the Black Queen with a Pawn
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Option 2: Attack the Black Queen with a Rook
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Option 3: Capture the Black Bishop with a Rook

This is an example of considering the best of three options before making a move in a current chess game. In this position, I finally chose Option 1. I was particularly concerned about the Black Rook coming to f2. Option 2 would have allowed Qf2 (offering to trade Queens, which I also wanted to avoid). Option 3 also invited trading Queens. By this point in the game, I was already feeling cramped and very much on the defensive. The game has continued, but I am still on the defensive (and he has two passed pawns with a Rook to help defend his queening possibilities).

Coming Soon/Eventually: Puzzle/Tactics Trainer slideshow - with annotations!

Coming Eventually: Opening Book slideshow - with preferences & annotations!

Coming Eventually: Endgame Studies slideshow - with preferences & annotations!

Coming Soon: Inventory of my courses/tutorials/YouTube videos/books about chess [this might take forever]

Coming Very Soon: Sample games from ItsYourTurn and Chess.com [to be annotated by each separately, then discussed]