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I have known about Leonid Stein through an outstanding book by Raymond Keene - Leonid Stein Master of Attack. He was truely an attacking genius.
i like this guy!
It wos great.
ooh, yes, I knew him well, but Stein was in the shade of other soviet grandmasters, thanks for video lesson
Fantastic video! Thank you Roman for the going above and beyond...
I wonder if Stein disliked trading Queens as much as he disliked playing for a draw
Sad to say that we never got much exposure to his chess genius ... and it was our loss in the West during those years. I hope to learn more about Leonid Stein, from the games he played here ... truly amazing chess genius. I mean he just "handled" Petrosian, one of the greatest defensive players ever ... wow!
Great stories and great games! Amazing!
Loved the lecture! "whole buffet of blacks pieces." that's such a great line!
so great to have this series back. its my number 1 on chess.com 'greatest chess minds' by Roman. i had never heard of this player. thanks again Roman
Enjoyed the history and games.
One of the best videos I've ever seen!!!
Roman is the man
Nice video these games are beautiful good choice this is refreshing ! I had heard of Leonid Stein in Kasparovs books on my great predecessor.Kasparov praised his calculating abilitys if i remember well he said that he did not calculated variation but saw through them. A true genius! tx
I love the personal stories from Roman about these chess greats.
These were wonderful games. It was nice to hear a little bit about Leonid Stein, a few of whose games I had played over in the past (from Chernev's books, I think?). I look forward to more.
They'll have all "buffet" of black pieces haha
That guy was smokin'!
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
Not appreciated in his own time, and certainly not outside of his immediate surroundings, GM Leonid Stein is one of the least known, "greatest chess players" of all time! And he belongs in this video series! Don't believe us? Listen in on what GM Dzindzichashili has to say on the subject, and then stick around for two of Stein's most creative, and instructive victories...
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Stein, Leonid
vs. Petrosian, Tigran
French Defense: Winawer Variation, Advance Variation (C18)
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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!
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