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  • Ruy Lopez: Steinitz Defense! - Part 2

    • Jul 22, 2014
    • | 27 min
    • | 617 Views
    • | 1 Comment

    GM Dzindzi wants to be a trend setter. For years he has played and studied 3...d6 in the Spanish Game and he can't figure out any clear route to an advantage for White. Today you'll see more of why he thinks top players will eventually switch from the Berlin to the Steinitz. He covers all the missing gaps from part one, including early c3 and c4 systems, as well as similarities to pawn structures from other openings like the Yugoslav attack in the Dragon. Be a trend setter and play the Steinitz! | Watch video

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    • Ruy Lopez: Steinitz Defense! - Part 2

      GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

      • 27 min
      • | 618 Views
      • | 1 Comment

      GM Dzindzi wants to be a trend setter. For years he has played and studied 3...d6 in the Spanish Game and he can't figure out any clear route to an advantage for White. Today you'll see more of why he thinks top players will eventually switch from the Berlin to the Steinitz. He covers all the missing gaps from part one, including early c3 and c4 systems, as well as similarities to pawn structures from other openings like the Yugoslav attack in the Dragon. Be a trend setter and play the Steinitz! | Watch video

  • Strategy

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    • Evaluation and Planning! - Part 10

      GM Melikset Khachiyan

      • 14 min
      • | 4049 Views
      • | 12 Comments

      Want to study the games of one the greatest positional aggressors of all time? GM Khachiyan says look no further than Efim Geller. Today the man in the spotlight plays a subtle zwischenzug that secures the e4-square for this pieces. Then a deep exchange sacrifice produces a monster of a pin that Black can't wriggle out of. Even the resulting rook endgame is instructive. Ten lessons in one game - no wonder it's one of Melik's favorites! | Watch video

  • Tactics

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    • Winning With the Chigorin - Part 3

      GM Ben Finegold

      • 14 min
      • | 4286 Views
      • | 12 Comments

      What happens when the Albin Counter Gambit meets up with GM Finegold's opening repertoire? A Chigorin cousin with queenside knights is born! Finegold speculates that the opening is far better than its reputation, and sets out to prove it by showing three games in less than 15 minutes! If offbeat but playable openings are your thing, this land-speed record will set you off on the right foot. Why not enter choose an opening you'll know more about than your opponent? | Watch video

  • Endgames

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    • US Women's Championship Part 4: Endgame Odysseys

      FM Alisa Melekhina

      • 20 min
      • | 4796 Views
      • | 14 Comments

      A worse rook ending and a better queen ending. What's the fair result? Watch and see FM Alisa Melekhina grovel for a draw and push for the win at the 2014 U.S. Women's Championship. Learn some techniques for how to defend worse positions, and see the precarious line that divides each half point. If you "drive for show and putt for dough" then endgames are surely the green of chess. Learn the basics and you'll never three-putt! | Watch video

  • Amazing Games

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    • Member Game Analysis: Take Care of Your King!

      GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

      • 23 min
      • | 4476 Views
      • | 10 Comments

      What happens when a member takes Dzindzi's exact advice in the opening? Watch and see the student imitate the teacher by using an optimistic system versus the French. He's clearly done his homework, but the question is, how will he perform once the theoretical phase ends? As you might guess, not every move is grandmaster level, so watch and see what Roman would have done differently. Let us know in the comments if you've ever had success with this or other Roman systems! | Watch video

  • Beginners

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    • Melik and Me! - Highlights from 7-3-14

      ChessTV Official Account

      • 27 min
      • | 4035 Views
      • | 5 Comments

      A seminal moment in the history of Chess.com? In six years of recording videos, we've never had a Korean pop music reference in a video introduction! What happens when a GM goes Gangnam Style on the chessboard? Watch and see the unorthodox Nimzowitsch Defense lead to an equally unbalanced middlegame. You'll see the mistakes of amateurs so you can become a GM yourself. If not, there's always K-Pop for you to try. | Watch video

  • Intermediate

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    • The Classical Dutch - Part 5

      GM Simon Williams

      • 19 min
      • | 2623 Views
      • | 13 Comments

      The final chapter in the Dutch Defense covers various other responses, including what to do when White fails to fianchetto. The Ginger GM also shows a model game where Black accomplishes the thematic ...e5 and gets an impressive pawn duo on the 5th rank. Watch how Black's latent queenside development comes alive and gives him great play. You'll also some some early move order questions you must answer, but you're now ready to go Dutch! | Watch video

  • Advanced

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    • Winning With the Chigorin - Part 3

      GM Ben Finegold

      • 14 min
      • | 4286 Views
      • | 12 Comments

      What happens when the Albin Counter Gambit meets up with GM Finegold's opening repertoire? A Chigorin cousin with queenside knights is born! Finegold speculates that the opening is far better than its reputation, and sets out to prove it by showing three games in less than 15 minutes! If offbeat but playable openings are your thing, this land-speed record will set you off on the right foot. Why not enter choose an opening you'll know more about than your opponent? | Watch video

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