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Thanks for showing this game and I have made my own decisions where I go from a draw to end up losing the game, great analysis I look forward to more of your games
A rare example of a top player using what must have been a painful loss for an instructional video.
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Great video, thanks =)
I met Larry in Cienfuegos in 1979 and certainly is a brilliant player
On a point scale, a queen is equal to a bishop, rook and extra pawn but in practical play, when the players are even and the end-game is undecided, the player who has given up their queen for 2 rooks or a minor and a rook, has also saddled themselves with a large calculation load. You can see Timur taking a significant amount of time even with an analysis board in front of us. It is not so easy to find the right moves that don't leave a piece hanging. So, not shockingly, he lost on time. I think the lesson here is to be careful in making those types of exchanges unless you know the fortress that is going to save you or you can see a clear win or draw or you have other advantages or this type of exchange is made earlier in the game where the number of pieces count more than the overall value of the pieces. Nice to see it demonstrated at this level of play.
I bet Timur does a fantastic Christopher Walken impersonation.
I agree, KenyDurant. That position may be a draw.
@18:14 I like Kh3 in that position. Protects the pawn, and if he takes the rook its a stalemate
Larry Christiansen is one of the most brilliant tactical players the game has ever seen (IMHO). I would defintely welcome a video series on some of his best games.
by GM Timur Gareev
What happens when you let GM Larry Christiansen storm the barricades? GM Gareev found out at the 2013 U.S. Championship, when his opponent, a three-time champ, used only three pieces to rustle up an attack. After giving away his queen to reduce the pressure, Gareev pushed hard for the win, even without his queen! Did his gamble pay off? Watch to find out!
Players: Timur Gareev
vs. Larry Christiansen
Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Variation (E11)
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GM Timur Gareev
In 2004 Timur became the youngest-ever chess grandmaster from Asia at age 16( originally from Uzbekistan). Timur was a part of the University of Texas at Brownsville's Chess Team from August 2005 to August 2006 where he helped the University obtain its first National Collegiate Chess Championship. He is the winner of many International chess events. Timur is a regular feature of Chess.com/TV - where he trains using our Blindfold Chess Pieces, with hopes of eventually breaking the world record for most "Blindfold Chess" games played simultaneously.
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