Fresh & Instructive | Topalov vs. Anton | Gibraltar Chess 2017

Fresh & Instructive | Topalov vs. Anton | Gibraltar Chess 2017

IM AndreyOstrovskiy
Feb 9, 2017, 2:01 PM |


This chess video covers one very instructive recent game between Topalov and Anton played in Gibraltar Masters 2017. I analyzed it in-depth trying to squeeze as many instructive details as I could. My primary goal was not to recap the game and to spot the mistakes both sides made. It was rather to provide you with the information you could use to improve your chess!

Most important concepts covered: a problem of the center; an overprotection of strategically important points; undermining activities in the center; the Benoni pawn structure; weakened squares; same-coloured bishops; a dominant knight.

It was the recent episode of my weekly show Training Tuesday. But I think of launching a separate weekly show on chess24 based on the model shown in this video. One recent ("fresh") game will be chosen and analyzed in-depth in this insightful manner so that club players (mainly) could benefit from it ("instructive"). What do you think of it? Is it a good idea?

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