11827 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
at 16:10 black can save the rook but drops a knight after kc6 qxd6 bxd6 bxc6 rb8
Thanks, excellent discussion of an important topic.
To cLippi: I don't think this "Nxc3 bxc3 a6 b6 Qxc3+ Bd2 Qc4 dxe6 Qxe6 Rb1 Bb7 Qa4 Be7 shows black in not such big trouble" is a main variation; I will post what I think is the best way to play for White. I believe the position at 5:10 is indeed very good for white.
The moves being
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 b5 5. Bg5 Qa5+ (?!) 6. Nc3 (!) Ne4 (?!) 7. cxb5 (!).
I don't trust 5...Qa5+ very much in the situation after white's 5th move.
Mhm, I somehow do not understand why the position at 05:10 is so much better for white! In fact, Houdini for example evaluates it as around -0,20 for black - that is definitely not game-deciding or refuting. Often, not even engines can exploit such a slight advantage. The main variation Nxc3 bxc3 a6 b6 Qxc3+ Bd2 Qc4 dxe6 Qxe6 Rb1 Bb7 Qa4 Be7 shows black in not such big trouble.
Excellent teaching style! Thank you.
Very very good video!
by IM Mark Ginsburg
IM Mark Ginsburg continues his series on the effectiveness, and sometimes lack thereof, of computer analysis engines. As usual, Mark has done his homework to provide us with some well prepared material. Today's topic is seen through the "looking glass" of Theoretical Opening Preparation -- in particular, the Blumenfeld Gambit. This topical line has been frequented several times of late at the high levels of chess, but has white been consistently employing the best options? Watch and find out...
Related: << Previous Video in the Series
Article: Computers in chess... Good or Evil?
Article: Computers in Chess: Cheaters Paradise.
Video: The Blumenfeld Gambit Part 1
Video: Live Sessions 7
Play Key Position Vs. Computer
Diamond Members get unlimited access to the entire Video Lessons Library! Upgrade your account today - you are 100% covered by a no-questions-asked 30 day money-back guarantee!
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...
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!