19270 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Preparation up to move 22, and the game ends at move 31. Amazing...
Your videos are amazing because you make a game look so simple although if it was my own game I would try to calculate useless variations just to understand a bit of what's happening ! You've learned me how to think properly in a game and see awesome moves without killing yourself with calculation. Thanks a lot !!
Amazing game Ben. It shows you what impact real preparation has on a game. Very instructive analysis and a few funny comments. thank you
Very nice and instructive lesson ! This variation is so tempting ;)
That's some great preparation! As a 1.d4 player I faced that line once by black and got crushed. Now I'll be the one crushing! Great lesson
There's something alien about the positions you get from this specific opening
Thanks Ben,really enjoyed video.
Great game,great class,...thanks!!!
Why is it that I cannot play the video (or any video). It always says Error Loading Media: File could not be play.
Ben thanks this game was very instructive!
can a mod please delete chess_oliver's comment? not only is it wrong but it's incredibly rude
that video was awesome!
Great video and very instructive analysis - thanks for sharing! It's good that you won because it probably would've been pretty disappointing to have prepared for a game for 2 months and then lost
Looking forward to the rest of the series!
by GM Ben Finegold
Today Grandmaster Finegold provides insights into his own high level preparation, sheds light on the psychology of dealing with your opponent's refutations, and everything else that rhymes in between! In reviewing his sharp, Botvinnik-Slav battle from the 2010 SPICE Cup against the young FM Yang, Ben analyzes all the details of his amazing, and perhaps last, win against Darwin.
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: GM Ben Finegold
vs. IM Darwin Yang
Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System (D44)
Play Key Position Vs. Computer
Diamond Members get unlimited access to the entire Video Lessons Library! Upgrade your account today - you are 100% covered by a no-questions-asked 30 day money-back guarantee!
GM Ben Finegold
A true "Chess Professional", Grandmaster Ben Finegold has been competing on the highest levels of chess for nearly 25 years. As a player Ben has won numerous major open events, including the 1994 and 2007 U.S. Opens, the 2002 World Open, and the 2005 and 2008 National Open Championships in Las Vegas. He has competed in 8 U.S. Closed Championships and was the first "GM in Residence" at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. His laid back, humorous teaching style is his trademark and he is excited to join the Chess.com Video Author Team!
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!