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 Mike Klein reviews an amazing 2001 game between two of the strongest bullet players of all time: GM Roland Schmaltz and GM Ronen Har-Zvi.
Is this the most incredible bullet game you never knew about? Probably.
FM Klein shows you the crazy game along with some traps that could spring up from its Vienna opening. | Watch video
GM Dzindzichashvili concludes his Trompowsky Trio with an edition focused on 3. Bh4. He doesn't hide his disdain for the variation but he does caution you about many traps that could befall the unwary player. Black often has open g- and c-files, while White opens his d- and f-files. That's a strange imbalance, but it rewards the more prepared player. Watch and see how Black can attempt to punish White, but take note of the plentiful ways the second player can get mated right out of the opening! | Watch video
How's this for an introduction to the U.S. Women's Championship? Your first game, played as a 13-year-old, you win the Best Game Prize! So what if her queen got trapped? So what if the position repeated five times in the endgame? So what if she missed a quicker win? The tenacity of youth is on full display in this back-and-forth struggle. It is easy to get lost in the complications of a five passed pawn ending, luckily GM Finegold is steering the ship! | Watch video
GM Shankland is back after a long break to show how he stopped a runaway train at the U.S. Championship earlier this month. He'd played GM Lenderman eight times previously, all as White! Shanky lines up with Black and after a surprise in the opening, walks the tightrope between brilliant play and trapping his own queen. After that White's structure is crippled, and Black slowly munched on the helpless soldiers. | Watch video