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Great! looking forward to these games in this series!
Alex knows more about chess, chess culture, chess people, and I could go on but not all his stories are exactly "PG" than ANYONE I have EVER met!
It's fairly evident from Alex's comments that he is enormously knowledgable about chess.
Welcome aboard! It is great to have you on this site.
Thank you gm alex
Welcome to chess.com Yermo from an old "icc fan"!
Thanks for the analysis!
What a great video to watch. Welcome to Chess.com!
Welcome, great show!
Welcome to Chess.com GM Yermolinsky! Looking forward to your videos.
Well done, and welcome to chess.com.
Nice video, I really enjoyed it.
Really? Posting the fact that the standard board will be used in the future is ludicrous. I mean, who really cares what color board he's useing. That's like telling the new Harvard professor what color chalk to use, in the public lunch line. Embarrassing ...
Alex Yermolinsky is on ICC and he makes great videos there too!
Yes, Alex will be using a Green Board from now on!
Welcome Uncle Yermo!
lol I love the accent, the phrasing, and oh yeah, the chess! Nice addition to the chess video team. Looking forward to seeing more.
Welcome to chess.com! Great to have another very strong GM around. Also happy to see a KIA video, as I almost always play kings indian as both white and black. I also love your accent haha.
Why is the board brown?
Joel has also written a book Unorthodox Openings with Eric Schiller.
I hope Alex gets to do some live commentary too.
@cghori - You can find the clickable PGN on the right side of the screen, just beside the white rook on h1.
by GM Alex Yermolinsky
GM Alex Yermolinsky makes his Chess.com debut by highlighting the US Chess League Game of the Week winner for the opening matches. Here the top players for New Jersey and New York treat the fifth rank like the Hudson River - the first one to cross better be sure of his ability to get to the other side. GM Joel Benjamin shows more flexibility than a yoga master, threatening pawn advances on the kingside, center and queenside. In the end, the Knights suffer a Knockout.
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GM Alex Yermolinsky
Since his arrival in the United States in 1989, Alex Yermolinsky has won numerous major swiss events including the World Open and U.S. Open multiple times. He was the U.S. Champion in 1993 and 1996. Alex cherishes his recollections of the glory days of the now aging, but underrated U.S. Olympic Team of the 1990's. Alex is the author of "The Road to Chess Improvement", his magnum opus that threatens to become the most sought after out of print chess book on EBay.
Other authors need not worry, Alex has left chess writing behind him. These days he's more interested in online chess media. His "What Every Russian Schoolboy Knows" instructional weekly show on the Internet Chess Club has a large following. Alex is hoping to further his online presence here on Chess.com.
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