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GM Mikhalevski: Beating the Sicilian Defense ... and more

GM Damian Lemos: Crushing the Queen's Indian Defense

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.[...]

GM Mikhalevski: Beating the Sicilian Defense
Posted on January 06,2014 By William in General Chess Articles. Grandmaster Victor Mikhalevski is renown for being a very dangerous attacking player. In this chess video excerpt from the Empire Chess DVD ¨Deadly Chess Attacks¨ GM Mikhalevski explains various aggressive opening schemes for white against the Sicilian Defense. GM Mikhalevski also reviews common attacking patterns and sacrifices for white against the Sicilian Defense that will set you up for quick wins against unsuspecting, inaccurate opponents. [...]

Dzindzi Indian Defense - No Refutation
Posted on January 03,2014 By William in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos. The Dzindzi Indian Defense is based on extremely interesting principles as black gives up the traditionally ¨prized¨ dark-squared bishop that has been fianchettoed on the kingside, in order to permanently weaken white's pawn structure on the queenside and completely change the dynamic of the opening. White is forced to adapt to a very different type of play as black's position looks shaky, but there is NO REFUTATION against this eclectic opening [...] is a producer of thousands of free chess articles and free chess videos by FIDE chess masters. They recently released the renowned Empire Chess series that has been taking the chess world by storm. Please consider checking out their chess blog and chess shop with tons of free updated previews.

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