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  • Evaluation and Planning! - Part 11

    • 23/lug/2014
    • | 20 min
    • | 1501 Visualizzazioni
    • | 9 Commenti

    So you have a better position, huh? When is the right time to trade in positional advantages for material ones? Today you'll see a top American GM face that same question many times. There's a right way and a wrong way to be up a pawn, and patience is truly a virtue in this one. Keeping Black in a vice proves to be more powerful than cutting off one of his fingers! Watch and learn how to prevent counterplay and convert your advantage to the full point. | Guarda il video

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    • Ruy Lopez: Steinitz Defense! - Part 2

      GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

      • 27 min
      • | 2751 Visualizzazioni
      • | 8 Commenti

      GM Dzindzi wants to be a trend setter. For years he has played and studied 3...d6 in the Spanish Game and he can't figure out any clear route to an advantage for White. Today you'll see more of why he thinks top players will eventually switch from the Berlin to the Steinitz. He covers all the missing gaps from part one, including early c3 and c4 systems, as well as similarities to pawn structures from other openings like the Yugoslav attack in the Dragon. Be a trend setter and play the Steinitz! | Guarda il video

  • Strategia

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    • Evaluation and Planning! - Part 10

      GM Melikset Khachiyan

      • 14 min
      • | 4233 Visualizzazioni
      • | 15 Commenti

      Want to study the games of one the greatest positional aggressors of all time? GM Khachiyan says look no further than Efim Geller. Today the man in the spotlight plays a subtle zwischenzug that secures the e4-square for this pieces. Then a deep exchange sacrifice produces a monster of a pin that Black can't wriggle out of. Even the resulting rook endgame is instructive. Ten lessons in one game - no wonder it's one of Melik's favorites! | Guarda il video

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    • Winning With the Chigorin - Part 3

      GM Ben Finegold

      • 14 min
      • | 4563 Visualizzazioni
      • | 12 Commenti

      What happens when the Albin Counter Gambit meets up with GM Finegold's opening repertoire? A Chigorin cousin with queenside knights is born! Finegold speculates that the opening is far better than its reputation, and sets out to prove it by showing three games in less than 15 minutes! If offbeat but playable openings are your thing, this land-speed record will set you off on the right foot. Why not enter choose an opening you'll know more about than your opponent? | Guarda il video

  • Finali

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    • US Women's Championship Part 4: Endgame Odysseys

      FM Alisa Melekhina

      • 20 min
      • | 4862 Visualizzazioni
      • | 14 Commenti

      A worse rook ending and a better queen ending. What's the fair result? Watch and see FM Alisa Melekhina grovel for a draw and push for the win at the 2014 U.S. Women's Championship. Learn some techniques for how to defend worse positions, and see the precarious line that divides each half point. If you "drive for show and putt for dough" then endgames are surely the green of chess. Learn the basics and you'll never three-putt! | Guarda il video

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    • Member Game Analysis: Take Care of Your King!

      GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

      • 23 min
      • | 4577 Visualizzazioni
      • | 10 Commenti

      What happens when a member takes Dzindzi's exact advice in the opening? Watch and see the student imitate the teacher by using an optimistic system versus the French. He's clearly done his homework, but the question is, how will he perform once the theoretical phase ends? As you might guess, not every move is grandmaster level, so watch and see what Roman would have done differently. Let us know in the comments if you've ever had success with this or other Roman systems! | Guarda il video

  • Principianti

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    • Melik and Me! - Highlights from 7-3-14

      ChessTV Official Account

      • 27 min
      • | 4099 Visualizzazioni
      • | 5 Commenti

      A seminal moment in the history of Chess.com? In six years of recording videos, we've never had a Korean pop music reference in a video introduction! What happens when a GM goes Gangnam Style on the chessboard? Watch and see the unorthodox Nimzowitsch Defense lead to an equally unbalanced middlegame. You'll see the mistakes of amateurs so you can become a GM yourself. If not, there's always K-Pop for you to try. | Guarda il video

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    • The Classical Dutch - Part 5

      GM Simon Williams

      • 19 min
      • | 3070 Visualizzazioni
      • | 16 Commenti

      The final chapter in the Dutch Defense covers various other responses, including what to do when White fails to fianchetto. The Ginger GM also shows a model game where Black accomplishes the thematic ...e5 and gets an impressive pawn duo on the 5th rank. Watch how Black's latent queenside development comes alive and gives him great play. You'll also some some early move order questions you must answer, but you're now ready to go Dutch! | Guarda il video

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    • Winning With the Chigorin - Part 3

      GM Ben Finegold

      • 14 min
      • | 4563 Visualizzazioni
      • | 12 Commenti

      What happens when the Albin Counter Gambit meets up with GM Finegold's opening repertoire? A Chigorin cousin with queenside knights is born! Finegold speculates that the opening is far better than its reputation, and sets out to prove it by showing three games in less than 15 minutes! If offbeat but playable openings are your thing, this land-speed record will set you off on the right foot. Why not enter choose an opening you'll know more about than your opponent? | Guarda il video

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