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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

GM Damian Lemos: Crushing the Queen's Indian Defense ... and more

Chess Endgame Principles - FM Alisa Melekhina



Chess Endgame Principles - FM Alisa Melekhina
Posted on January 20,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Too many games end in either premature draw offers or resignations. Fighting in the endgame is a skill that can help players rack up those extra points. Alisa Melekhina analyzes two of her own games, one in which she drew a pawn down, and another in which she pulled off a win in an equal rook ending. The viewers are led through four major principles that can be applied in their own endgames: mentally adapt to a change in the position; resist by p[...]

Tata Steel Chess 2014 - Round 4 - Karjakin vs. Rapport (French Defense)
Posted on January 18,2014 By GM Damian Lemos in Tournament Updates, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. In this game GM Damian Lemos analyzes R4 between GMs Karjakin and Rapport. We'll see a French defense, Winaver variation (it's been a long time since we last saw this on top level tournaments!) where Black deviates from the main lines with 7..f6. We'll see Karjkin proves that playing with the King in the center is safe if you proceed with caution![...]

GM Damian Lemos: Crushing the Queen's Indian Defense
Posted on January 13,2014 By GM Damian Lemos in All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The Queen's Indian Defense is an extremely popular chess opening for black against 1. d4 because it retains a very solid foundation on key positional concepts. In the below chess video, Grandmaster Damian Lemos demonstrates several dangerous attacking ideas for white against the Queen's Indian Defense by analyzing an impressive victory of Veselin Topalov over Ruslan Ponomariov. Topalov responded to Ponomariov's play on the queenside by pushing fo[...]

Tata Steel Chess 2014 - Round 1 - Analysis by GM Damian Lemos
Posted on January 12,2014 By GM Damian Lemos in Tournament Updates, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Sergey Karjakin - 2776 - Russia In this video GM Damian Lemos analyzes the 1st round of Tata Steel 2014 between Grandmasters Loek Van Wely and Sergey Karjakin. We'll examine a Catalan variation, main line with Qc2-a4-Qxc4 where White manages to get Black's bishop pair in the middlegame. However, Black proves that the bishop pair sometimes is not as good as it looks and gets the best of it in a drawish-looking endgame.[...]

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1 comment:

Awfulhangover said...

I clicked on the clip by the FM Alisa Melekhina.
Unfortunately it was impossible to look at the board, only at the upper right corner of the video. How can that be?