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
Another Diamond -- or should be say "Rubi" -- in the rough! GM Dejan Bojkov keeps the Greatest Chess Minds train rolling today with a detailed look at Akiba Rubinstein's first victory over the World Champion Emanuel Lasker. The youngest has no fear when facing one of Lasker's pet lines, he quickly earns a slight positional advantage, and if you make your way through the complex middlegame, you will see some excellent Rook Ending Technique by Rubinstein. | Watch video
And so came the first... World Chess Champion that is! GM Dejan Bojkov brings us the "prequel" series to his Lasker videos, and with it we get his personal take on what made Wilhelm Steinitz the greatest of his time. Follow Dejan's "no stone left unturned" lecture style and be entertained by one of the most impressive, and surprisingly tactical, victories of Steinitz's career. Who knew black could develop a checkmate attack like that? | Watch video