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"This is like hitting yourself with a hammer on your leg or your ankle and sometimes getting great satisfaction by missing." LMAO!
His quotes are legendary.
Probably the most hilarious chess video! One game was finished after 5 moves!..... All they have is a totally lost position!..... Personal vendetta against pawns! .... Oh my Roman... Who says chess is a dull game?
From a purely philosophical standpoint, white has two ways of meeting a Sicilian Defense: 1.) contest black directly over control of the d4 square, or 2.) don't. Things like the Open Sicilian, Smith-Morra Gambit, Wing Gambit and Alapin Sicilian both fall under the first category while (most notably) the Closed Sicilian lines tend to fall under the second.Hence, the point of the wing gambit is to deflect the black pawn at c5 away from control of the d4 square. It's based on the (very old) classical idea that white wants pawns on e4 and d4...the "ideal" center. Given that wing pawns tend to be less valuable than center pawns in the early/middle game phase of chess, the gambit actually has a sound basis to it...at least in theory.In practice, concrete analysis is the only thing that can rightfully determine whether or not a certain idea actually has any merit to it and in the case of the Wing Gambit, GM Dzidzichashvilli rightfully shows that it does not.
I think the position around 4:40 is winning for White, yet he seems to think White is lost!
Absolutely hilarious stuff. Thank you, Dzindzi!
Roman, these are great videos.
"You should seek psychiatric help.." Gotta love Dzindi
He didn't tell us what he thinks about the Wing Gambit!
great points, even better delivery... awesomely entertaining lesson.
"Almost any legal move is good for black." Brilliant!
Roman, you are the Rodney Dangerfield of the chess world!
This is brilliant! Not the opening the lecture - people at my club play this wing gambit against me quite a lot... I often win... I've never liked this opening and I've never once played it... I never will
The last two comments are pretty hilarious. You know he's bashing the gambit, right?
Come on, stop teaching all these guys all the evil anti-sicilians. This is disrespectful to us sicilian players. Teach them how to play the sicilian correctly, not how to counter it.
This might be the funniest video I have ever seen.
wow i like that...
crap,you should tell me that earlier
Great video..who can NOT like GM Roman :D " Just dont play chess, if you play like this" haha
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
"There is absolutely nothing wrong with the positions arising from the Wing Gambit against the Sicilian... except of course the fact that you are down a pawn as white with zero compensation", GM Dzindzichashvili. Dr Roman suggests that you visit a therapist if you still want to play this opening after watching his video lecture, and its hard to disagree...
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Sicilian Defense: Wing Gambit (B20)
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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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