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soviets were filthy in regards to internal chess tournaments it seems. lots of political bs going on there. you get the feeling that if they could get away with it they would do something as absurd as arrange a match where one person knew the who why when what where while the other person didn't ! ! ! that sure would be entertaining ! ! ! ;) :) ;)
Roman has lived chess history. Thanks for sharing. Great stories and a sweet game.
it sounds like Roman lived the corrupt Soviet regime in first person. In those days GMs had very difficult lifes, but heart and passion were very strong in those men and reflected in their games. Thanks for the history lecture; this gives a deeper spiritual bond with the art of chess.
a walk with the king
the REAL GAME actually starts at 7.26 and gets over at 16.16 ... everything before and after the mentioned time is all about story/background/controversy etc.( for those who just want to see the beautiful game only -------- like me)
Delightful masterpiece, i wonder how beautiful would had been a match between Botvinnik and Alekhine but probably Botvinnik was already a better player than Alekhine at this point as Alekhine was on the decline and had alcohol problem if i am not mistaken. TX
Great chess and history lessons. Enjoyed and really look forward to these. Thanks for the fun.
Fascinating insights-thank you Roman. Will you ever comment on the game between Botvinnik and Fischer where Bobby was up a pawn, yet the game ended in a draw when he overlooked a trap the Soviet Team prepared in the endgame?
what could the Russian players are thinking as Roman reveals virtues of honesty? Intelligent guys have principles in life that they could defend against all odds.
Ace combo (!!!) Brilliant storytelling as usual too Roman as it sets the tone for the game, very nice!
Great game and stories. Thanks Roman.P.S. Here's Botvinnik smiling (at end)...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs_6gnJB3Ck
Agree with all the sentiments above. This stuff is just fantastic. Great game, and Roman's insight and engaging delivery are wonderful. Thanks so much, Roman.
I also love these videos with the history which Roman lived through.
Botvinnick has always been at my top 10 fav
Off topic: who does the cool music used at the tail end of the chess.com videos? I love that funky/jazzy groove. Thx!
"They never trusted anyone who was 100% honest."
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
After reviewing a highly interesting "comeback" victory by the amazing Mikhail Botvinnik, GM Dzindzichashvili gives us the incredible personal insight and knowledge we have come to expect from him in this video series. Who was Botvinnik "the man"? Roman's thoughts on how Botvinnik conducted himself amidst corruption and politics in the Soviet Union are as fascinating as they are revealing...
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Botvinnik, Mikhail
vs. Capablanca, Jose Raul
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Line (E40)
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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