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The position around 16:00 is indeed drawn, but that is only because Dzindi made an obvious mistake.
After cxb5 white plays cxd5 and NOT cxb5, which would result in a draw.
OK, guys, stop kissing up to the GM. I for one would love to hear an explanation on how to win the "self-explanatory" king and pawn endgame at the 15:00 mark. In fact, this "easy win" looks more like a dead draw to me, since Black's protected passed e-pawn is just as strong as White's g-pawn. To win, White has to create a passed pawn on the a-file, but the move a4 is met by ...c4, and on any other White move Black can play ...a4. Considering how the GM has dismissed the position at a critical moment, this can't be considered insightful analysis.
Further, since the king and pawn endgame isn't a clear win, it follows that the GM's earlier claim that h6 "wins immediately" is incorrect, and his assessment of the position at this point as "totally hopeless" is completely off the mark.
You can take me to task for being overly critical, but Dzindzichashvili's dismissive comments need to be challenged, and the GM in front of his name is irrelevant. As Carl Sagan says in his "Baloney Detection Kit," arguments based on someone's status carry no weight.
yeah the endgame at 16.00 is a draw but really great game tho
this kid is hammer
really enjoyed your talk
If c4xb5 then black has a draw at 16:04 after white moves Kd4. Smart kid. I wonder how long hes been playing.
at 16:05. What is the way to win for white?
Roman is my favorite teacher. I am glad he is looking at this prodigy's games. More!
Great game. Great presentation.
a lot of moves there nver would have thought of. very good good ya :)
great game, great analysis. thanks.
That youngster is good. The next Bobby Fischer?
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
Does Grandmaster Dzindzichashvili have a new favorite? It would certainly seem so! Prepare to watch Roman's second consecutive video lecture displaying the brilliant play of young Daniel Gurevich -- this time winning as white against IM Ray Kaufman. Hard to blame Dzindzi when you see the youngster's accurate development, strong positional understanding and binding of the dark-squares, and practical wit when it matters on the f-file...
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GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
GM Dzindzichashvili was once one of the top players in the world. Born in Georgia, his chess first developed in the USSR. While still an International Master, he defeated opponents like Botvinnik and Bronstein before emigrating, first to Israel where he became a Grandmaster, and then to the United States. His accomplishments in the U.S. include two U.S. Championship first places, and one World Open. He has not played actively in tournaments recently, but has become even more famous perhaps in the U.S. for quality instructional materials, in particular chess videos! Roman Dzindzichashvili now teaches chess classes and seminars for Chess.com University. Feel free to contact him for more information!
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