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Insights into The French Defense - GM Jesse Kraai



Insights into The French Defense - GM Jesse Kraai
Posted on April 16,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The French has many secrets! Below you'll find a YouTube promotion of Insights into The French Defense - GM Jesse Kraai (ChessLecture). Jesse examines his own game in Kraai vs. Finegold - the Game features the French Defense McCutcheon Variation. He looks at how Black is okay even when it moves his King-side Rook early which even prevents Black from Castling. There is also a good spot of analysis on 5.exd5 exd5 6. Qf3 in the McCutcheon. Jesse rec[...]

Refuting the Greco Gambit by GM Mikhalevski
Posted on April 14,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos. The Greco Gambit resembles a delayed King's Gambit in that white opens with 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. f4!? in an attempt to catch black off guard and take him out of normal preparation as this line is definitely not very popular or well-known. However, the Greco Gambit is extremely aggressive and leads by nature to very complicated positions early in the opening. While black can certainly navigate his way through the danger of this hyper-aggressive[...]

50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik - GM Jesse Kraai
Posted on April 11,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, Classic Games (Pre 2010). This DVD YouTube promotion is of 50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik by GM Jesse Kraai (ChessLecture). We see game 7 of The Botvinnik - Tal Match, featuring The Caro Kann Main Line. Jesse is keen to show the merits of a pre-endgame and a 'material exchange of 'Rook and Pawn' for 'Bishop & Knight' in the endgame and the many important considerations of this type of endgame. The 4 DVDs that make up 50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik can be digested by a cross ra[...]

An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense - GM Bryan Smith
Posted on April 09,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos. Tired of being stung by the Scandinavian? Let - GM Bryan Smith of ChessLecture show you the way. The Game features the opening. 2...Nf6 Scandinavian main line. He starts with Whites best move 3.d4 allowing the response 3...Bg4 known as the 'Portuguese Variation', he then goes on to analyze 4...Bf5 taken from Topalov Kamsky 2006 - Bryan explains how Topalov gains an easy space advantage then clearly demonstrates White's 'simple plan to cause Bla[...]

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