You can’t play the Queen’s Gambit Declined if you don’t know Lasker’s Defense.
Take a lesson on this complex positional set-up from one of the world’s greatest chess theoreticians, GM Gregory Kaidanov.
Learn how to evaluate the opening from both sides in this informative video. | Watch video
Take a lesson in the “old school” of chess with GM Alex Yermolinsky. Today Yermo kicks off a new series on the World Champions. Where else to start but Steintiz-Lasker! Enjoy this full replay of GM Yermolinksy’s live show that was originally broadcast on January 5. | Watch video
FM Elliot Liu concludes both the exciting Lasker game from part 3 and the video series as a whole with this thrilling finishing flurry of continual chess threats.
Learn how Lasker finished off the hapless Porges by maintaining constant pressure and creating new problems for his opponent with every move.
Can you find the piece sacrifice at the end that seals the deal? | Watch video
FM Elliot Liu shows you a brilliant Emanuel Lasker game from nearly 120 years ago to illustrate the power of making constant threats with your moves.
Lasker uncorks one of the first uses of the Berlin Defense in top-level play to quickly gain an advantage in this instructive game.
FM Liu shows you how Lasker pressed his edge and improved his position with every move. | Watch video
With his second installment GM Shankland reviews perhaps the most topical variation of the classic QGD structure, when he discusses the 7...Ne4 variation. Played recently by Anand to retain the World Championship title against Topalov, the Lasker Defense has seen a big jump in popularity, and Shanky agrees: Black is equal! | Watch video