Help!! (Real easy)

Help!! (Real easy)

IM dpruess
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Oct 29, 2017

Hey Chess Friends! Little help here for my SF Mechanics: we just need you to vote for us in two online polls, so we can participate in the next year of the PRO Chess League. If we get in, you will get to watch exciting GMs Sam Shankland and Dani...

I'm Back

I'm Back

IM dpruess
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May 16, 2017

This "announcement" will not come as much of a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to my chess activities, coming as it does more than a year late. I started doing occasional ChessTV shows as time permitted last year, including the 20...

The Best Team?

The Best Team?

IM dpruess
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Mar 21, 2017

After running numbers for the "Dream Teams" I turned my attention to the remaining teams, to see what their best lineups are, given how their players have performed so far this season. Despite following the league quite closely, I discovered a num...

PRO Chess League Dream Team

PRO Chess League Dream Team

IM dpruess
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Mar 18, 2017

If you could pick any 4 players from the current PRO Chess League season, and put them together on a legal (2500) lineup, what is the strongest team you could make? What would be the Dream Team that could 90% defeat the Gnomes, Snowballs, Chessbra...

Week 2 Playoff Predictions

Week 2 Playoff Predictions

IM dpruess
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Mar 8, 2017

Eastern Division Gnomes v Dynamite This looks like a very dangerous match for the Gnomes today. The Dynamite team has more GMs than them. I'm going to pick the Gnomes by the slimmest of margins, 8.5-7.5 Budapest Gambit v. Gorky Stormbringers...

PRO League Week 4 Highlights

PRO League Week 4 Highlights

IM dpruess
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Feb 4, 2017

Here some highlights from week 4 of the PRO Chess League. One of the big stories of the week was that of 6 3-0 teams, only 1 made it to 4-0, the San Diego Surfers with an impressive upset win over the feared San Jose Hackers. I have two videos...

PRO League Week 4 Pacific Predictions

PRO League Week 4 Pacific Predictions

IM dpruess
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Feb 1, 2017

My predictions for which teams will win in week 4: Hackers 8.5-7.5 Super close match that could go either way. The Hackers are very vulnerable without stars Mamedyarov and Naroditsky. They will need a few points from Aleskerov and Kavutskiy to...

PRO League Week 3 Highlights

PRO League Week 3 Highlights

IM dpruess
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Jan 27, 2017

In this week's PRO League Week 3 highlights, I focus on the question: who was "Player of the Week?" Here's the video: Here are the candidates I discussed:GM Evgeny Shaposhnikov whose 3.5/4 and perfect play carried the Gorky Stormbringe...

PRO League Week 3 Pacific Predictions

PRO League Week 3 Pacific Predictions

IM dpruess
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Jan 25, 2017

Week 3 predictions for the Pacific Division. I'll be commenting live with Yermo again tonight on chess.com/tv ~6:30-9:30 pm pacific time. Happy to hear your predictions in the comments section, but I think this week we have 4 mismatches that won't...

PRO League Week 2 Pacific Predictions

PRO League Week 2 Pacific Predictions

IM dpruess
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Jan 18, 2017

Last week I predicted the results of 5/6 Pacific Division matches matches correctly, but my methodology was completely incorrect. Having not seen many of these players in 15 min chess action, it was hard to know who was better or worse at the...

PROChess Week 1 Pacific Predictions

PROChess Week 1 Pacific Predictions

IM dpruess
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Jan 11, 2017

Here are my predictions for the opening round of the PRO Chess League, Pacific (Red) Division. The 6 matches start at 6:10 pm pacific today. You can find the games in Live Chess, and you can watch live commentary with GM Yermolinsky and myself at ...

Your Games Analyzed!?!

Your Games Analyzed!?!

IM dpruess
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Oct 25, 2016

One segment that I'm doing on my twitch stream is a reincarnation of an old favorite of mine from chess.com/tv: your games analyzed. In this segment, viewers offer up their games for comment and analysis. On last Friday's stream, we went over the ...

Twitch Stream tomorrow

Twitch Stream tomorrow

IM dpruess
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Oct 20, 2016

Hey chess people, I wanted to let you know that I'm trying out a twitch channel. Tomorrow (Friday) I will be streaming chess from 10 am to 2 pm pacific time. The schedule will be (approximately) 10 am: Tactics Trainer 10:30 am: Blitz w/ Comm...

German Chess TV today

German Chess TV today

IM dpruess
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May 10, 2016

Ill be doing German-language commentary on the Caruana-MVL match today, along with GM Georg Meier, at https://www.twitch.tv/chessgermany Heute werde ich Kommentar machen fur den Caruana-MVL Blitz Match. GM Georg Meier und ich werden auf&nbs...

US Champs Rd 8 Highlights

US Champs Rd 8 Highlights

IM dpruess
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Apr 22, 2016

Today Melik and I did the highlight show on chess.com/tv. Here are the games we talked about, plus one bonus we prepared but didn't have time for:     And the key results in the Women's Champs were:  

Pressure: Carlsen-Anand Game 11

Pressure: Carlsen-Anand Game 11

IM dpruess
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Nov 24, 2014

Anand finally cracked a  bit in game 11. He was playing very well and then played one overly-aggressive move, perhaps getting too excited about his position, or perhaps feeling like he needed to overcome his 1-point deficit in this game, and sudde...

Anand Pressing, Carlsen Holding: Anand-Carlsen Game 10

Anand Pressing, Carlsen Holding: Anand-Carlsen Game 10

IM dpruess
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Nov 21, 2014

Today's game saw yet another opening advantage for Anand. Again he pressed, again Carlsen held. Now Anand has just 2 games, 1 with the white pieces, left with which to make up the 1 point lead Carlsen holds. Here's my analysis on today's complex g...

Opening Theory for Magtown: Anand-Carlsen Game 8

Opening Theory for Magtown: Anand-Carlsen Game 8

IM dpruess
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Nov 18, 2014

Magnus Carlsen, known for avoiding opening theory, and prefering to defer the battle in chess to equal middlegames, today rattled off a very well-prepared sequence of moves to achieve a clear equality with black, and a fairly quick draw. Here are...

The Bore-ling Wall: Carlsen-Anand Game 7

The Bore-ling Wall: Carlsen-Anand Game 7

IM dpruess
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Nov 17, 2014

Today's game was not very exciting to me. From start to end it seemed clear to end in a draw. I was left wondering what Carlsen's match strategy was-- hope for a blunder? tire Anand out for the next game? -- since I could not figure how white coul...

Carlsen Inches Ahead: Carlsen-Anand Game 6

Carlsen Inches Ahead: Carlsen-Anand Game 6

IM dpruess
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Nov 15, 2014

A classic Carlsen game: Maroczy Bind structure, early atheoretical Qd3, early queen trade, complex and long strategic endgame, and eventually a win. The strategy here was pretty interesting and clear, although there were also several tricky tactic...

Anand Goes Sicilian! Carlsen-Anand game 4

Anand Goes Sicilian! Carlsen-Anand game 4

IM dpruess
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Nov 12, 2014

Anand switched up his openings in plenty of time, from Berlin to Sicilian, and it looked a lot better for him. At the end of the analysis video I'm posting here, I give the opinion that Anand has quickly settled into the right openings for this ma...

The Battle is Joined! Anand-Carlsen game 3

The Battle is Joined! Anand-Carlsen game 3

IM dpruess
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Nov 11, 2014

It's on!! Anand showed he can win a game against Carlsen and now it's a real battle. The game was pretty one-sided, and probably some kind of opening preparation slip-up for Carlsen, as they followed an Aronian-Adams game from Bilbao last year (h...

Carlsen-Anand Game 2

Carlsen-Anand Game 2

IM dpruess
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Nov 10, 2014

Here's my analysis of the game in video form:   Here's a PGN with the variations: And now, a rest day before game 3...

Anand-Carlsen Game 1

Anand-Carlsen Game 1

IM dpruess
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Nov 8, 2014

It's on, once again! Here's my analysis of the first game of the match: And here's a pgn of that:     And here's a game that I was made to remember with the same pawn structure, for comparative study: Looking forward to game 2 tomorrow!

World Champion: Carlsen-Anand Game 10

World Champion: Carlsen-Anand Game 10

IM dpruess
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Nov 22, 2013

Carlsen did a great job of proving what Anand had said a few days ago: if someone wants a draw against the Sicilian, it can be found too. He played very clearly and comfortably to keep Anand from ever developing any real play-- until an equal endg...

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