Mastery: Master Games

When the Amateur Wins

When the Amateur Wins

Join GM Simon Williams as he demonstrates how perseverance and opportunistic play pays off for amateurs against strong Grandmasters. If you want to beat Grandmasters someday, this is a must watch!

  • When The Amateur Wins - The Fed vs Eric Rosen

    Now IM Eric Rosen is a well known chess streamer, but he was once an amateur player like we all were. See how his sharp play pays off in his first ever win against a Grandmaster.

    • 17 min
    • 5 challenges
  • When The Amateur Wins: GingerGM Loses!

    Even the Ginger GM sometimes loses to lower rated players. Try to find the moves of a brilliancy prize winning upset by FM Jonah Willow.

    • 17 min
    • 5 challenges
  • When The Amateur Wins: Beating The Future World Champion?

    The chess prodigy Alireza Firouzja could be the future world chess champion, according to GM Simon Williams. But even a player of his talent is not immune to losing a game to a much-lower rated player. Find out how a WFM beat Firouzja in this lesson.

    • 17 min
    • 5 challenges
  • When The Amateur Wins: Drawing With Karpov

    Sometimes your chess opponent is so legendary that you can consider an unlikely draw as a win. Such is the case with Anatoly Karpov, one of the best ever, and this game where a much-lower-rated player managed to draw the great champion.

    • 17 min
    • 5 challenges
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