"I play the Alekhine defense with the white pieces. I set up my pieces to attack black's king in the future. Then I find a trap for the black knight on d5. And the trap works! A short and hopefully instructive game of how to put your pieces with a pawn on e5."
"We get a closed sicilian and I have the black pieces. I fight for the d4
square and the a1-h8 diagonal early on in the game. Then white plays
g3-g4 before black castled kingside. So then I counter with h7-h5 which
is good thanks to my rook on h8. Then white plays f4-f5 to win the
exchange but then white's king becomes very open. Then we go into a
middlegame without queens and I manage to activate all the pieces
against white's king. Then white loses too much material."
"White plays d4 and Nc3 and I put my pieces in a natural way. White
suddenly plays an early Nf3-e5 which weakens the dark center squares so I
use this to start an attack with Qd8-b6. Later we get a peculiar
position where both kings are in danger. We get a heavy piece middlegame
that is very tempo sensitive. Then I manage to attack first and white
resigns too early!"
"White against the Scandinavian defense! Black chose the Qd5-d8
variation. Black gets a weak pawn on c6 which cripples the bishop on b7.
So I decided to sac an exchange for black's dark squared bishop. In
exchange I could park my knights on c5 and e5. I think it was a good
decision, as the game shows."
"I play with the black pieces and white makes an early trade of his dark
squared bishop against my knight on f6. I play exf6 and f6-f5 to fight
for the center. I explain why this pawn structure can bring success.
Then white plays very actively and then castles queenside. I manage to
open up the queenside and then the white king ends up in the center. And
then I manage to open up the white king and win the game."
"I play with white against the French defense. Then black plays a strange
move, Qd5, transposing in some kind of Scandinavian? Then later I set a
trap for the queen and black walks right into it! You will see the