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How To Play 1.e4

How To Play 1.e4

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Welcome to my latest blog post, where I have a quick win at the Grandmaster level to share with you!

Our first game is between GMs McShane and Cheparinov, where White goes for a little-known but quite tricky setup known as 'The Big Clamp' against the Sicilian. Cheparinov doesn't respond in the best way, and quickly comes under a decisive attack!

Here is the video of me explaining the full game:

On the suggestion of one of my readers, I'm sharing the PGN annotations to the game as well, so that you can easily follow along with the video! 

For those of you who want a more direct, attacking or main line repertoire with 1.e4, I have a video on exactly this subject scheduled for tomorrow! 

So make sure to subscribe to Illingworth Chess here to see my Grandmaster video lessons in your feed! 
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My other video is also on how to play 1.e4 - in fact, it is a free sample from my course 'Attacking The Sicilian', which you can get instant access to here. 

The game itself shows you how GM Vassily Ivanchuk convincingly outplayed the reigning world champion, Garry Kasparov, in the Linares supertournament! This is quite a famous game, but each time I look at it, I learn something new I didn't realize the previous time!

Make sure to comment below with what you learned from the videos!

I'll see you guys in the next videos! 

PS One more short video, in case you can't get enough free GM video lessons: