Modern Benoni Part 3:  The Snake

Modern Benoni Part 3: The Snake

IM Nezhmet
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Nov 30, 2011

This is a placeholder for the Snake Benoni (Modern Benoni Part 3).   http://www.chess.com/video/player/modern-benoni-3-the-snake-benoni   Analysis and comments go here.

Modern Benoni Part 2

Modern Benoni Part 2

IM Nezhmet
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Nov 10, 2011

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- Z....

Modern Benoni

Modern Benoni

IM Nezhmet
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Nov 7, 2011

This is the placeholder for discussions on the Modern Benoni (my November 2011 video lecture series on Chess.Com). http://www.chess.com/video/player/modern-benoni-1-the-amanovs-thrilling-battle    

Week 5 Material

Week 5 Material

IM Nezhmet
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Jan 12, 2010

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 in Holland...

Week 4 Material

Week 4 Material

IM Nezhmet
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Jan 11, 2010

[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. d4...

Week 3 - an Ending

Week 3 - an Ending

IM Nezhmet
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Dec 21, 2009

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 hug...

Thinking your way to chess mastery - #2 Problem

Thinking your way to chess mastery - #2 Problem

IM Nezhmet
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Dec 17, 2009

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 with 5. ...

Week 1 Assignment

Week 1 Assignment

IM Nezhmet
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Nov 24, 2009

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 Nd7...

Week 1 Solution

Week 1 Solution

IM Nezhmet
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Nov 24, 2009

This is a placeholder so you can try to solve the Week 1 Exercise.   Add your comments/solution ideas.  (no analysis, just verbiage).

Monday Nov 23 2 PM PDT Chess.com TV Lecture

Monday Nov 23 2 PM PDT Chess.com TV Lecture

IM Nezhmet
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Nov 20, 2009

On Monday November 23, 2009 I will be hosting a new show on "Chess.Com TV" (look under the "Fun" tab on the right) at 2 PM PDT.   The name of the show is "Thinking your way to chess mastery."   Every week I will present a tough game between tw...

The Fabulous 70s Part 10: US Junior Open

The Fabulous 70s Part 10: US Junior Open

IM Nezhmet
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Jul 21, 2007

In August of 1976 I ventured up to rural Storrs, Connectictut to the U Conn campus for the US Junior Open along with fellow IM-to-be Steve Odendahl. This event had New England juniors Jim Rizzitano, Charlie Hertan, and NY hopeful Eric Moskow...

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