ChessNetwork's Benoni Lesson

Nov 4, 2013, 2:16 PM |

First of all, I want to thank Chess Network for being an awesome chess coach and an extremely entertaning competitor! I really appreciate all of the work he does posting videos and puzzles - he really makes learning chess fun! It's especially nice to get to play such a highly-rated opponent, and to then after the game hear what they were thinking about as they were playing. I personally have gone from around USCF 1400 to 1650 since I started watching his videos at the beginning of this year. It's no wonder he is one of the most popular online chess personalities. Jerry - please keep up the outstanding work.

Having seen literally hundred's of Chess Network's games, my plan was to play fast, hoping he would get low on time and blunder. Unfortunately for me, he did get low on time, but I was the one to blunder. However, I made some strategical mistakes and got into a worse position after move 22, had a chance to get into a drawish position and missed it, and then after I sacrificed the exchange on move 29 I was lost and worse for the rest of the game.

Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Enjoy!

Note: computer used for analysis was Stockfish on Scid vs Mac.