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Mark is a great lecturer I must say. I really like his videos.
@EZASPI My two cents: Take off black's light squared bishop and one of white's knights, bring the g4 pawn back to g2, and castle kingside. Then white will have a large advantage due to the dominating N vs B situation. But as things are in the position on your diagram, black appears to have significant counterplay. Whichever knight goes to d5 for white will be a beast, but the other one will be less than stellar. Also, after white exchanges on f6, black can activate that bishop on g5, where it jeopardizes white's king safety. Plus, black has that half-open c file, which could become useful some day. And if white castles kingside, black might be able to play for f5, where white's pawn on g4 would clearly love to go back to g2. Of course, this is all just general analysis with no concrete lines.
Thanks Mark. Very clear and easy to understand explanations. Even though I do not play the Sicilian as Black I still learned and enjoyed this.
Brilliant lecture - I rarely face the Keres attack but at least I now know a few different ways to deal with it. Great stuff!
Could you please do a video on the Najdorf/Scheveningen Keres Attack with Kasparov's new move order that he used in his WC match against Karpov. That would a really cutting edge video.
one need to try harder every time
Great video, Mark! :)
your assesment of the implacations of Bg5 variation around 5:25 about black exchanging light color bishop for knight on f5 then Nd4 is wrong because white can take d4 knight with queen then exq then BB5 check and black hhas to give up queen to stop mate as black doing Ke7 gets mated to nd5
Great video. thanks.
what get rid of your queen.sacrifice it.to get checkmate
We reached this position. Wouldn't a good plan for White be BxN and plant a N on d5 permanently? I've read that this is positionally winning for White.
by IM Mark Ginsburg
This weekend IM Mark Ginsburg brings us a very modern and interesting idea -- once thought to be a positional blunder -- in the Scheveningen Sicilian. With this video lecture, and solid preparation to follow, black can add a dangerous surprise weapon to his repertoire. The early e5-pawn advance forces white's hand and heads toward forcing variations. Remember the early h5 advance and have fun!
Intermediate | Advanced
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation, Keres Attack (B81)
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IM Mark Ginsburg
Mark learned chess at age 6 but only at age 13 was he informed that tournaments existed! He received the International Master title at age 22 and had a peak USCF rating of 2578 in 1993. Mark has twice been the Manhattan Chess Club Champion, and has also played quite a bit overseas in Belgium, Holland, England, and Switzerland. Mark has a PhD in Information Systems from NYU. Mark currently resides in Tucson, AZ and has been Co-State Champion of Arizona twice. Chess is a difficult proposition to teach because it combines logic and imagination, but Mark believes that if logic is applied then imaginative ideas work better. This belief comes through in his teaching style and practices...
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