027 Quick Tips on Development with WGM Ekaterina Atalik

Jul 26, 2022

If you've studied chess…

Then you know development is vital.

Yet there’s more to this principle than just the obvious “get your pieces out.”

Even titled players can struggle with effective development…

Which means club players should always be working on this nuanced skill.

To help, this episode discusses the subject at length with WGM Ekaterina Atalik.

Katya (for short) is the European Women’s Chess Champion and the 5-time Women’s Champion of Turkey.

She’s also authored the Chessable course, The Method of Quick Development. 

In this latest episode, we cover: 

  • The “Development Score” technique that teaches you when to attack.
  • Critical defensive ideas if you fall behind in development. 
  • Why development is not just an opening principle.
  • Why playing with an isolated pawn shouldn't be feared (lessons that will be part of her upcoming course on pawn structures!)

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