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Geller winning the Russian Championship at age 54 means there is still hope for me. Of course, I couldn't play a game like the one shown here at age 20. So I have a lot of work to do.
Fantastic game from a terrific player. He was second to Spassky and mentor to many GMs including Anatoly Karpov. Nice to know that he was a charming and friendly person. He was also a handsome guy too. Waiting for more videos. Thank you very much GM Dzindzichashvili.
Amazing game and crazy attack with the heavy pieces! It's also nice to hear that Efim Geller wasn't only just a class chess player but a top bloke away from the tables too - the world is too short of genuinely nice people like this... great game and story
How nice to see, that there no comments like "1st page", "First", etc. Thanks you, Diamonds!
awesome! thanks romam! you're the man!
Another interesting presentation and history of a great chess player.
Roman, if you want to do 15 more videos on Geller, I promise I will be watching!
I couldn't stop thinking about the Keres' game last time ... now part 2 of Efim Geller ... Roman you are doing such a great job in this series! So important so critical for us to know and appreciate these great players! thanks !
There is no video since 15 day
what a treasure roman is!
@TetsuoShima I understand what You are saying:-) I was talking about the theoretical contributions in Kings indian more than praxis. Although all the players I ve mentioned were great Kid practicioners as well. Bronstein and Boleslavski brought Kid to the big scene after WW2 and Gligoric invented both his variation for white in
Classic Kid and the Mar del Plata variation all together in 1953.
If we focus more about the results most likely Fischer and Kasparov have the best
Scores with black pieces in the Kid.
I like Geller's style, as much as Stein's, for their ambitious play.
Funny enough, the very first book about KID that I had was Geller's "Staroindiska zascita" from 1980, its a great read
GM Roman makes extraordinary entertaining videos, especially
useful for young players who often do not know much about the history
of chess or chess legends. This series is probably my favourite on chess.com
igyzz but even if he were incorrect, i think its much better to hear the honest opinion instead of something that is acceptable to everyone.
well iggyz well i think you are wrong, not that i want to suck up to mr Dzindzichashvili. But You cant really compare the strenght of Najdorf to such greats of Geller and Fischer.
Also Gligoric even so he is really great i still think Geller and Fischer were still a number better, boleslavsky i cant remember but i think he was not that good. Yes Bronstein was great and yes i know everyone loves him and he was really strong but i personally think Geller and Fischer were better.
Thats just my personal opion ofc and im a Patzer.
Well i dont know Geller and Kasparov that well, but i would believe that Kasparov was way more opportunistic with his openig choices were Geller and Fischer really put his heart into it, and therefore were better in that particular opening.
Great game and lecture by GM Roman. But to make a claim that Geller and Fisjcher were the best King's indian players ever was really brave, not to say wrong. Bronstein, Boleslavski, Naidorf and Gligoric built practically the whole of modern King's indian that we know. On the other hand, I hope Kasparov wont see this video...as he was't mentioned. That would probably make him real mad:-):-):-):-)
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
Today Roman reviews another great game from one of his all time favorite people... and chess players! Roman has more Efim Geller stories than most, so stick around for the post game chat. Until then, enjoy one of the most creative, aggressive rook lifts of all time! Geller left many marks on the Open Sicilian, as well as the "attackers guide" to chess. His uncompromising style was unforgettable!
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Geller, Efim
vs. Kogan, Boris
Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Variation (B53)
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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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