Decision Making in Chess – GM Adrian Mikhalchishin

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[caption id="attachment_2705376" align="alignleft" width="220"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/decision-making-in-chess-adrian-mikhalchishin.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-2705376" title="Decision Making in Chess - GM Adrian Mikhalchishin" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/decision-making-in-chess-adrian-mikhalchishin.jpg" alt="Decision Making in Chess - GM Adrian Mikhalchishin" width="220" height="304" data-wp-pid="2705376" /></a> Decision Making in Chess - GM Adrian Mikhalchishin[/caption]

The theory of the critical moment in the chess game was explained once by <strong>GM Iosif Dorfman.</strong> He suggested that every game has 5 or 6 “forks” at which the important decisions are made.

Accordingly, all major erroneous decisions are made at these moments when there are multiple possible choices. <strong>Adrian Mikhalchishin</strong> describes different critical moments in detail and explains how to react correctly.

Understanding the play at such a critical moment is the key to improving one’s results and a general understanding of chess.

Critical moments are characterized by the presence of between 2 and 4 different possibilities. The <span style="text-decoration: underline">exchange of pieces</span>, the <span style="text-decoration: underline">calculation of a long variation</span>, a <span style="text-decoration: underline">positional solutio</span>n, or <span style="text-decoration: underline">transposition into an endgame</span>.

<strong>Adrian Mikhalchishin</strong> also shows how to perform correctly in the above situations.

[caption id="attachment_2197952" align="alignright" width="220"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/adrian-mikhalchishin-1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-2197952" title="Grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/adrian-mikhalchishin-1.jpg" alt="Grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin" width="220" height="304" data-wp-pid="2197952" /></a> Grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin[/caption]
<h3>About the Author:</h3>
<strong>Adrian Mikhalchishin </strong>was born in 1954 in Lviv and a Grandmaster since 1978. He is currently among the top 5 world trainers and the Chairman of the FIDE Trainers' Commission.

The Ukrainian trained the team of the USSR in the 1980s, national teams of Slovenia, Poland, and the Netherlands. He was also the trainer of <strong>Anatoly Karpov</strong> (1980-1986).

He trained <span style="text-decoration: underline">Zsuzsa Polgar</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline">Alexander Beliavsky</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline">Maja Chiburdanidze</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline">Arkadij Naiditsch</span> and <span style="text-decoration: underline">Vassily Ivanchuk</span>.
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Decision Making in Chess - GM Adrian Mikhalchishin
Decision Making in Chess – GM Adrian Mikhalchishin

The theory of the critical moment in the chess game was explained once by GM Iosif Dorfman. He suggested that every game has 5 or 6 “forks” at which the important decisions are made.

Accordingly, all major erroneous decisions are made at these moments when there are multiple possible choices. Adrian Mikhalchishin describes different critical moments in detail and explains how to react correctly.

Understanding the play at such a critical moment is the key to improving one’s results and a general understanding of chess.

Critical moments are characterized 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.

Adrian Mikhalchishin also shows how to perform correctly in the above situations.

Grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin
Grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin

About the Author:

Adrian Mikhalchishin was born in 1954 in Lviv and a Grandmaster since 1978. He is currently among the top 5 world trainers and the Chairman of the FIDE Trainers’ Commission.

The Ukrainian trained the team of the USSR in the 1980s, national teams of Slovenia, Poland, and the Netherlands. He was also the trainer of Anatoly Karpov (1980-1986).

He trained Zsuzsa Polgar, Alexander Beliavsky, Maja Chiburdanidze, Arkadij Naiditsch and Vassily Ivanchuk.

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Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive, and internet access for program activation.


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