Take a lesson in the “old school” of chess with GM Alex Yermolinsky. Today Yermo learns from viewers on Bobby Fischer's 72nd birthday. Who is going to be the next challenger to Magnus Carlsen? Enjoy this full replay of GM Yermolinksy’s live show that was originally broadcast on March 9. | Watch video
Bobby Fischer was a confident player, there is no disputing that.
Last time, we saw how his confidence could be his greatest weakness, as he pressed too hard in a drawish endgame and gave up his bishop in the 1972 world championship match with Spassky.
Today, IM Keaton Kiewra shows you how Fischer — undaunted — boldly challenged Spassky in the Russian’s best opening during the same match, with spectacular results.
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Did Bobby Fischer blunder his bishop in game one of the 1972 world championship match against Boris Spassky?
IM Keaton Kiewra argues that he did not, proposing instead that Fischer gave up the bishop in a bold attempt to win a drawn endgame.
IM Kiewra shows you why this did not work, and discusses what could have led Fischer to press for a win when he should not have.
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How does Bobby Fischer’s Yugoslav attack compare to a modern game between two super GMs?
FM Todd Andrews shows you the similarities and differences between the Fischer game from part one and a more recent instructive Sicilian Dragon game by GMs Shirov and Topalov.
Learn how to take notes on opening traps, patterns, transpositions, and structure in this enlightening video. | Watch video
FM Todd Andrews teaches you how to learn an opening from scratch.
Once you’ve chosen which opening to play, what’s the best way to learn it? FM Andrews shows you tips, tricks, and study methods to improve your chosen opening.
In this video, learn how to play the ferocious Yugoslav Attack in the Dragon Variation from one of the fiercest Sicilian players of all time, Bobby Fischer. | Watch video