The theory of the critical moment in the chess game was explained by GM Iosif Dorfman. He suggested that every game has 5 or 6 "forks" where the most important decisions are made. It follows that many big mistakes are made at these points in the game, usually when there is a big choice of possible moves. Mikhalchishin describes different critical moments in detail and explains how to react correctly. Understanding the play at such critical moments is the key to improving one's results and general understanding of chess. Critical moments are characterised by the presence of between 2 and 4 different possibilities � the exchange of pieces, the calculation of a long variation, a positional solution or transposition into an endgame. Mikhalchishin shows how to correctly evalutae these situations. Video playing time: 3 h 26 min.
Adrian Mikhalchishin, a Grandmaster since 1978, is currently among the top 5 trainers in the world and is the FIDE Trainers Committee Vice-Chairman. He trained the team of USSR in 1980's, the national teams of Slovenia, Poland and Netherlands, and was Anatoly Karpov's trainer from 1980-1986. He also worked with; Zsuzsa Polgar, Alexander Beliavsky,Maia Chiburdanidse, Arkady Naiditsch and Vasily Ivanchuk.
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