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

An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense - IM Bryan Smith


An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense - IM 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 - IM 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[...]

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[...]

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