Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ponomariov vs. Ivanchuk (FIDE Grand Prix tournament) ... and more




Posted on February 10,2014 By GM Damian Lemos in Strategy & Game Review, All Articles w/ Videos, Blitz/Bullet Chess, General Chess Articles. In this video GM Damian Lemos analyzes a game played between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Bill Gates! We'll see a Nimzowitsch defence (a nice defense for blitz chess!) where Black creates an attack winning in less than 10 moves! However, if White plays Re1.. it's Bill Gates the one with the advantage![...]

Posted on February 03,2014 By GM Damian Lemos in Strategy & Game Review, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. In this video Grand Master Damian Lemos analyzes a game between top GMs Ruslan Ponomariov and Vasily Ivanchuk. We'll see a French defense, Tarrasch variation with 3.Nd2. where Ponomariov employs an interesting middle-game approach after 7.Nb3, getting a closed position full of maneuvers. At move 19, we still have all pieces on board!. However, Black resigns because he's positionally lost, a must watch game![...]

Posted on January 31,2014 By GM Damian Lemos in Tournament Updates, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. In this video GM Damian Lemos analyzes Round 1 of Gibraltar Chess Festival between Eric Sos (2285) against Gata Kamsky (2709). We'll see a King's Indian where Black deviates from the main lines in order to play for a win. Kamsky plays a nice positional maneuver to launch a kingside attack, finding a nice tactic at the end with Nf2![...]

Posted on January 27,2014 By GM Damian Lemos in Strategy & Game Review, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. KarpovIn this video GM Damian Lemos analyzes an interesting battle between top GMs Karpov and Topalov. Karpov plays a d4 game whereas Topalov tries playing the Benoni defense (risky and aggressive defense against 1.d4!). However, Karpov chooses a quiet line getting small positional advantages in the center. This happens to be a good strategy against Topalov who's an initiative player. A game worth studying for the Anti-Benoni players![...]

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