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this series is very valuable and chess.com should be very thankful to Grandmaster Dzindzichasvili for creating it. underscores how good these players were at their craft, how finely tuned were their skills and how intricate a sport chess is in reality. bewilders me how people can even think to compare themselves to famous soviet grandmasters like botvinnik, tal, karpov, kasparov, korchnoi, bronstein, petrosian, geller, smyslov and the list goes on I'm sure. how does a person even entertain such an absurd notion in their mind?
Botvinnik! Without doubt, in my opinion , is the player who has influenced modern chess the most. Hands down! Fischer is often mentioned as the best of all time. He didnt play long enough to garner that accolade, in MY opinion.
It's crazy how life often comes down to a few moments. Many would be too coy to ask the mighty Botvinnik.
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nice games for sure! even better with the story telling it makes the games feel very authentic
lol @ JohnSutcliffe
I did not know you were a Botvinnik student. Chess.com is the best, hands down.
Wow, just wow.
I really feel like hugging Roman. Cranky little man... but so sweet inside.
Thank you for an interesting video.
Another great video from Roman and chess.com!!
I will say it is a little annoying to not have the annotations on the board correct though
Great Roman ! More games from the father of chess!!
Great Video Roman! Looking forward to the next video!
A masterpiece of instruction. Superb job Roman!
Thanks again, GM Roman, for your splendid Videos. I especially like the introductory biographical information on these videos. They are invaluable to us in gaining knowledge about the Masters of Chess and learning from their games. More of these please.
more botvinnik games & ideas please!
Grandmaster D, thank you very much for a wonderful video. Do you have a website or e mail address?
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
"Chess Players... *heavy breathing*... I am your father" - former World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik. Who would you play if you could challenge any player in the history of chess? In Roman's view, GM Mikhail Botvinnik was not only the father of the Russian Chess School, but in many respects, the father of positional chess. Today we see two brilliant games by this great champion - reviewed of course with the highly original story telling skills of the Dzindzinator!
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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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