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
Three stalemate traps for your viewing pleasure today. The first is a study, the second is a recent game and the third is just mind-boggling. Well, it can't really be mind-boggling since neither of the players in the game have a mind. Two computers engage in what could be the best practical stalemate resource ever played by a non-human! That's a weird award, but suffice to say you'll enjoy IM Kiewra's presentation of the seldom-used defense. We trust the computer got a big laugh after using it! | Watch video
Three games in 15 minutes! The Chigorin is spicier than a chili pepper. GM Finegold shows how he uses this occasional weapon to get imbalanced positions against lower-rated foes. You'll learn some theory, some important traps, and some move-order subtleties in case you adopt the Chigorin into your arsenal. Oh, you'll also see some Chigorin chagrin. Warning: some GMs can beat you in 10 moves if you're not careful. | Watch video