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it's true what he says about age and having an economically viable career as a chess pro, you do kind of have to start when you are 10 or younger and be an IM or GM by 25 in order for that to work. but it's not because you can't get really good if you start to learn when you are in your twenties or thirties, it's just that it's not economically viable at that point under normal circumstances/conditions. this wasn't true in the 50s and before when profressional sport of chess was just beginning to come into it's own. back then you could have people like euwe a college professor and avid chess player as well as smyslov who, as GM mentioned, was also a very accomplished musician both of whom able to become world champion---this won't happen again. it's funny because in a way the reverse is true nowadays, under normal circumstances/conditions people are now living longer, staying sharp longer, 30s are quickly becoming the new 20s in regards to most things--- having an economically viable career as a chess professional is not one of these things but this has to do with economics and there being little money in chess, not with people becoming mentally dull once they are in their late twenties and thirties. if all of sudden there were million dollar tournaments everywhere, like with poker, you can bet you would all of sudden have all these people beginning to seriously train and study in their late twenties and thirties many of whom would become as strong as IMs GMs. it's economic (and cultural to an extent---these things are intertwined) doesn't have to do with peoples abilities declining was they hit their late twenties and thirties.
very nice video. One of the main reasons I suscribed to chess.com are GM Dzindzichashvili's videos. Little critic: this video could have been better produced... A real interview with Dzindzichashvili would be great, or at least some pictures of Vasily Smyslov...
Great player, great games, very good lesson!
BUT I disagree that Smyslov had no interest in the World CH after losing the title to Botvinnik in 1958. If that's so, why did he make it to the Candidates Final Match in 1984 before losing to Kasparov?
That first game was deeeep!
Thanks GM Roman your tribute to Mr. Smyslov it's really moving. Thanks a lot
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Long live to Roman!!! Thanks!!! Always wait for your new lecture!!
What a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it with us all !
As soon as I can I see I simply must become a cash subscriber so I can listen to these lectures in their entirety. The beginning was fascinating!
that sounds interesting.
GG by smyslov. great opening and moves!
Thanks for a very entertaining lecture, your personal stories on the history of the great players is very refreshing, by the way, now that I'm in my 50's and punching around 1700, is it time for me to throw in the towel!
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GM Dzind is an International Living Chess Treasure.
Note to chess.com: adding just a few production values - interview of GM D on screen, photos of the player he is describing, and so on - is really warrented for this series, which is of such cultural value to the chess community.
Great stories. Thank you.
Uncle Roman does it again! Thank you for the insightful and memorable lecture.
Why have the chess diagram when free subscribers only hear talking!
This was genious! I wish you could have shown the rest of that first game! Beauty!!
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
"Look up, our only real enemy can come from the skies..." - former World Champion, Vassily Smyslov. GM Roman Dzindzichashili continues his video series on the greatest chess players in history by reviewing two great games from the simple-minded, content and yet brilliant Smyslov. See Smylov's straight forward dominance of other great players such as Karpov, and try to emulate his great understanding of space and endgames...
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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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