This is the blog page for the video lessons on Smith-Morra. | Read More
This is a placeholder for the Snake Benoni (Modern Benoni Part 3).
Analysis and comments go here. | Read More
This is a placeholder for comments for the 2nd Modern Benoni Lecture.
You can hear it here: http://www.chess.com/video/player/modern-benoni-2-b5-strikes-against-the-center)
The first Modern Benoni lecture was the exciting g2-g3 M. Amanov- ... | Read More
This is the placeholder for discussions on the Modern Benoni (my November 2011 video lecture series on Chess.Com).
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The Sharpest King’s Indian
At the World Team today GM Nakamura scored a key victory leading the USA over Israel, 2.5 – 1.5 Last year, Nakamura also confounded GM Beliavsky in the same variation at the “Rising Stars vs Experience” match i... | Read More
[Event "North American Open"][Site "Las Vegas, NV"][Date "2009.12.29"][Round "7"][White "Milman, Lev"][Black "Ginsburg, Mark"][Result "1/2-1/2"][ECO "B83"] [EventDate "2009.12.26"][EventRounds "7"][SourceDate "2009.12.30"]1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. ... | Read More
Here's a Week 3 Ending Puzzle.
This is a fragment of a game between British player Gavin Crawley and Norwegian GM Jon Ludwig Hammer. Hammer won the event (London FIDE Open 2009, that went on concurrently with the London Chess Classic, with a hu... | Read More
This is a placeholder so you can make comments to try to solve the Installment #2 Problem. | Read More
I will post here Installment #2's problem.
It involves a game we went over,
GM Fier - GM Iturrizaga, Sao Paolo 2009 Open
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 (Very popular)
4...O-O!? permitting white to grab the big center wi... | Read More
Week One's Assignment.
In the Becerra-Ramirez game (USCL 09),
(257) Becerra,Julio (2615) - Ramirez,Alejandro (2601) [B04] USCL Miami vs Arizona Internet Chess Club (10), 04.11.2009
1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 dxe5 5.Nxe5 c6 6.Be2 N... | Read More