Sunday, April 13, 2014

An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense - GM Bryan Smith ... and more

50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik - GM Jesse Kraai



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[...]

Immortal Game - INSANE King's Gambit with GM Mikhalevski
Posted on April 07,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, Classic Games (Pre 2010). In the below chess video excerpt from the Empire Chess DVD ¨How Grandmasters Beat the King's Gambit¨, GM Victor Mikhalevski reviews the Immortal Game Anderssen vs Kieseritzky that is a stunning example of what can happen if you are not well-prepared to face the mass complications that arise very early in the game with the King's Gambit. This chess opening is extremely sharp and if black is going to play 1. e4 e5 then a thorough understanding of h[...]

Super-GM Morozevich Crushes the Caro-Kann - Presented by GM Damian Lemos
Posted on March 31,2014 By GM Damian Lemos in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, Classic Games (Pre 2010). Alexander Morozevich achieved elite status as a Super-GM very early in his career when he was only a teenager! Morozevich is well-known for the extremely creative and insanely aggressive style that has made him one of the most dangerous chess players since the 1990s. For over two decades Morozevich has scored inspired victories against the world's top players, often with the help of sideline systems that he has prepared very deeply. In the follow[...]

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