Hammertime In Norway

Hammertime In Norway

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In our next installment of "Amazing Games," you're sure to be blown away by the time and travels of GM Jon Ludvig Hammer. Hammer is one of the best players in the world and has been a part of some of the best games in recent history. Watch just one of these videos, and you'll find yourself coming back to this series again and again. 

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Hammertime In Norway: Nakamura's New Style Has GM Hikaru Nakamura changed his chess style? Hammer thinks so. Watch Hammer’s debut video as he reviews one of his own games with America’s number-one player.

Hammertime In Norway: Avoiding The Freaky Frenchman's Fancy Two of the best players in Europe square off when Norway's number two, Hammer, faces French number one, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Find out what Hammer was thinking as he tried to hold his own against the aggressive and excellently prepared MVL. Hammer decided to play to his strengths and hopefully MVL’s weaknesses with a quiet opening, but there was a downside to this approach too.

Hammertime In Norway: Surviving Armenian Pressure Hammer is back with another exciting game against the newly minted world championship candidate, Levon Aronian. Find out how Hammer was able to hang on for a draw as Black against Aronian’s relentless pressure. Huge attacks might get all the headlines, but solid defense is an underrated aspect of top tournament chess where each loss can be devastating.

Hammertime In Norway: Grischuk's Grit When should you get rid of your prized fianchettoed bishop? Hammer discusses this important question in reviewing a recent game against the GM Alexander Grischuk. Find out when messing up your opponent’s pawn structure might be worth your bishop in this relevant lesson.

Hammertime In Norway: Caruana Hammer returns with another lesson from Norway Chess. This time his opponent is 2016 world champion candidate, GM Fabiano Caruana. Watch how Hammer uses his b-pawn to influence the center and secure a draw with the black pieces against the American superstar.

Hammertime In Norway: Topalov Tragedy Hammer shows you one of the most spectacular games he has ever played. This game has it all. Hammer faces GM Veselin Topalov, and the Norwegian sacrifices a piece for a furious queenside attack. The fireworks continue all game as Topalov first shows his defensive prowess and then his endgame technique. The tragedy? Hammer makes a terrible blunder on his last move that turns what would have been a fighting draw into an instant loss.

Hammertime In Norway: Giri's Grit Can surprises in chess be good? Sure, as long as you don’t take them too far. In the 2015 Norway Chess tournament, the current world number-four, GM Anish Giri, made an unusual move early to try to run over his opponent, Hammer. Learn how Hammer was able to stop the Dutchman’s idea in this video lesson from Hammer himself. 

Hammertime In Norway: Anand And Bishop Power Hammer takes on living chess legend, GM Vishy Anand, in this must-see video recap of the game. Find out how the Indian grandmaster was able to notch an important win in an interesting reversed-dragon opening with the power of the bishop.

Hammertime With Magnus! What happens when the world’s best player faces one of his training partners in a serious game? Perelshteyn shows you a fascinating game Magnus Carlsen played against one of the players who knows him best, Hammer—who also serves as one of Carlsen’s seconds. Carlsen combines ideas from two classical openings to form an innovative setup that you don’t want to miss!

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