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Thanks Roman, very nice comments and lovely stories.
2 amazing games with superb analysis!
Thanks for games
I ve been waiting for this one for a while, awesome!
it was awsome!!
I can only play after a drink, actually two. I'm too intimidated by the thought of playing when I'm absolutely sober.
Loved the end stories.
Roman is the best.
Leonid Stein is 'unknown' only to people who know nothing about Chess history. In the 1960's he won 3 Soviet Championships in 5 years and numerous strong international events. He was prevented from advancing in the candidates cycle 3 times by the stupid rule that allowed only 3 players from one nation to qualify. He had winning records against Tal, Spassky and Keres and equal scores against Botvinnik, Petrosian and Smyslov. How many 'unknown' players could do that? He was still at about his peak when he died at the tragically early age of 38, maybe thats why he isn't as well known as he should be in the west, he's a legendary figure in the old Soviet territories!
Yes, indeed terrific chess and an interesting storry. thanks for sharing them with us.
I especially like the play in the Catalan, beautiful! Thanks for the games and the great stories.
Beautiful positional play! Raise a toast to Leonid Stein!
Drinking buddies? That is one of the funniest things that I have ever heard!
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
GM Dzindzichashvili does it again! This must watch video lecture is amazingly personal and heartfelt. Roman continues to tell his story about one of the greatest, though least known, chess players of all time. He reviews two incredible wins, one over a former world champion and the other over Viktor Kortchnoi, then he wraps it up with a fun tale of Spassky and Stein's late night adventures. Enjoy!
Players: Stein, Leonid
vs. Tal, Mikhail
English Opening: Agincourt Defense, Catalan Defense (A14)
Related: « Part 1
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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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