NM Dan Heisman presents a problem from GM Ward’s book It’s Your Move. In this book GM Ward gives positions and offers 5 different plans, and the reader has to choose which plan is the correct one. Dan discusses the four steps to finding the right plan, and at the end compares his (Dan’s) answer to Ward’s answer and then checks these answers by using Stockfish 13 (the book was written in 2000 when the engines were not as good).
NM Dan Heisman has been a full-time chess instructor since 1996 and is the author of 12 chess books, the TV show “Q&A with Coach Heisman” on Chess.com and the radio show “Ask the Renaissance Man” on the Internet Chess Club. Howard Stern was one of Dan’s students. Dan tries to answer comments on YouTube but for a quicker, more comprehensive answer (or questions about lessons), contact Dan via email, skype, or phone via Dan’s website . His Chess Tip of the Day is @danheisman on Twitter.