Saturday, April 05, 2014

Double Rooks... Double Trouble! - Presented by FM Alisa Melekhina ... and more

Super-GM Morozevich Crushes the Caro-Kann - Presented by GM Damian Lemos


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[...]

Double Rooks... Double Trouble! - Presented by FM Alisa Melekhina
Posted on March 27,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Doubled rooks on the second-rank create a synergistic effect that allows players to harness their power and control the course of the game. FM Alisa Melekhina builds on fundamental stacked rook techniques and draws on three of her own tournament games against 2300+ opposition to demonstrate how to leverage potential mating nets and second-rank sweeps. The viewer will come away with a recognition of critical points in the middlegame transition pha[...]

Crushing the Scandinavian Defense! with GM Damian Lemos
Posted on March 24,2014 By GM Damian Lemos in All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The Scandinavian Defense with 1. e4 d5 is one of those openings that I have always thought to be slightly incorrect, although you still see elite Grandmasters like Alexey Dreev and Viswanathan Anand playing it as a surprise weapon from time to time. The reason I have never liked the Scandinavian Defense is very simple - I understand that black gets to immediately exchange white's center pawn on e4 and activate the black queen, however it seems to[...]

Vladimir Kramnik vs. Magnus Carlsen (Botvinnik Memorial 2011)
Posted on March 17,2014 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 between world champions in the Botvinnik Memorial Rapid in Moscow 2011. We'll see a Polish Defense (a very unusual opening in top elite tournaments!) in a game where GM Vladimir Kramnik gains space, mobility and control of the board, something from which Carlsen won't be able to recover; White will then launch a very aggressive and decisive kingside attack![...]

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Melekhina!