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Very engaging commentaries from Ben ( then and now ) . Who would have thought you could "call an audible" when you are not at the line of scrimmage and before the game starts ( on a curb waiting for your ride to the game no less ) . Lastly Ben has coined his very own sign-off phrase ( "They can't take it away no matter.........") Not as profound as Walter Cronkite's " And thats the way it is.......... " but.......... I renewed my Diamond Membership month to month as I couldn't afford the lump sum, in no small part because of videos like these from Ben ( and Danny and the whole gang ) .....Keep it up people !
O-O-O was a pretty obvious move. It was the follow up that was beautiful.
Great video! And croungratiolations on your GM norm.
instead of re4 why not ng5?
At 14:50, instead of Rb5, why not Nxg5? 1. Nxg5 Kxg5 2. Rxe7 Rxe7 3. Rxe7 and white is ahead 2 pawns?
Have watched all your fun videos Ben-time for more!
i really love Finegolds jokes, you know when i first saw his scholastic videos i liked his jokes because it made me feel not having wasted my time with watching the marathon man. Now his jokes are just really funny. Also i like his style, the last games were not my cup of tea but i always like his style of presenting. When he once did an endgame video, he posted a video were i exactly would go wrong and i think there were just two choices anyway.
I hope he didnt stop making videos here.
Excellent instructive training video. Presentation, format, move by move self-annotation, sharing your thought process...high value all the way around. I'll be sure to watch all your vids..thanks!
i wish you would make more videos
Thanks for this video! I wanted to learn more about the Gruenfeld, but enjoyed hearing about how it was thwarted! Great narration.
good one !
Incredible video, very helpful. Good job on getting your title! :)
how come at the chess videos home it said gm daniel rensh?
Great game and video commentary and of course congrats on the GM title.
great video.. what about knight takes g5 using the pinned bishop one more time would not have been much easier? jus curious... ya i got it... then if bishop is unpinned, we have two pieces to defend :)
Enjoyed this video!
YOU - are a TRUE GrandMaster!! Brilliant play in a brilliant game, awesome commentary to rival Danny's - you and Danny are my top 2! I'm so glad you are now here on chess.com I can't wait to see more of your video's, GM Finegold - you rock! (double-cool) (!!)
by GM Ben Finegold
After a hot start (+3), the then International Master Finegold figured he needed to draw his remaining four games to secure the GM title. After some "curbside preparation", Ben decided to make a last second change in his plan against IM Antal and play an old variation from his repertoire to avoid the main lines of the Grunfeld. Was it the right call? Would Ben finally secure his long coveted GM title after the SPICE Cup? Watch and find out...
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Finegold, Ben
vs. Antal, Gergely
Queen Pawn Game: Torre Attack, Gruenfeld Variation (D03)
Related: « Part 3
Beating Your Nemesis: The Grunfeld
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GM Ben Finegold
A true "Chess Professional", Grandmaster Ben Finegold has been competing on the highest levels of chess for nearly 25 years. As a player Ben has won numerous major open events, including the 1994 and 2007 U.S. Opens, the 2002 World Open, and the 2005 and 2008 National Open Championships in Las Vegas. He has competed in 8 U.S. Closed Championships and was the first "GM in Residence" at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. His laid back, humorous teaching style is his trademark and he is excited to join the Chess.com Video Author Team!
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