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Paul couldve won a piece VERY EARLY
There's a huge blunder
Paul Keres is my favourite player of all time (hence the name) so thanks for the video. I remember studying his games years ago and improving a lot. Haven't played for a few years so maybe I should go back to them - thanks again.
what happens if at 23:54 qf7 or qe8?
Really a chess great mind.
Dzindzi s there ever going to be a video on Capablanca? Just asking because he is my favorite of all world champions.
It all looks so easy when the great ones get a sniff of an attack! There will always be questions about how much Keres was 'allowed' to win by the Soviet authorities. As long as he didn't beat Botvinnik he was ok - it's amazing it didn't affect him in his other games...
In the first game, Keres removed Black's dark squared bishop and then the Knight defending dark squares. Wasn't his strategy therefore to create a dark squared weakness and attack on those undefended squares/lines? Seems the brilliance of Keres' conception was the "widespread nature" of the dark squared weakness he created. Usually, don't we think of those as just existing around a King which has lost its fianchetoed Bishop?
Why won't black play pawn to H6 halway through instead of capturing with bishop?
@warjhome - wasn't sure you were talkin to me, soI tried to challenge u, but you weren't accepting challenges! d'oh ;) Guess it wasn't me you were talkin to. :)
"...I would become a Chinese emperor " haha! AS always, GM Roman uses his great sense of humor. I've listened to his dvds for a few years now, and have always learned something. Just wished I could remember everything!
Good lecture! I'm guessing the anti-Sicilian 'Keres Attack' was named after this man...
Thank You Roman for a great lecture concerning how much there is to learn from a player with a universal style.
To hear that black is totally lost in that position sends a chill up my spine.
great video. very inspirational
good video! I will try and study his games.
Of all the great minds that contribute their time to chess.com via video lectures, you are my absolute favorite. The intensity that you have when describing moves, thought process, and goals, make chess sound like an absolute life or death situation. I learn so much from each lecture. I thoroughly enjoy learning about the greats and the way they affected your chess. As well as your bluntness, when it comes to won games and lost games. Thanks for all you do here at Chess.com!
Roman, so far in my life you've been the chess player I learned the most from! But I'm heading over to check out Paul Keres games. Thank you for sharing his genius with us! Marvelous stuff!
Great exchange sac by Keres in the first game!
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
What did it take for a young Dzindzi to earn the autograph of his favorite player, Paul Keres? A simple promise... Watch this incredibly revealing and highly entertaining video lecture, and find a new found respect and admiration for the incredible chess player that was Paul Keres. Enjoy his dynamic play as Dzindzi did, and perhaps allow these games to influence your own chess approach.
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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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