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Geller is awesome!!
people make too big thing about age and chess I think. perhaps there's something to it in regards to giving simuls or maintaining the top spot on an internet server. but in terms of playing standard time control tournament games I think it's very possible for someone remain incredibly strong until they actually hit senility. korchnoi being the prime example. gelfand, anand, kramnik, topalov, aronian and svidler are going to open people's eyes too in this regard. I don't think they are going to acquiesce to the younger generation and just go away because that's what they are supposed to do, what people expect them to do. (but it is true that in order to have a viable career as a chess player you kind of have to start playing when you are 10 or younger and be an IM GM by age 20-25 these days. starting in your twenties or thirties is just not economically feasible in most cases (unless you are independently wealthy or something)).
Two great games. Thanks for the games and fond reminiscences.
In the beginning of the game, when white played Bb2 after Nxe4..
Instead of Bb2, why not 1. a3 Nc6 2. Nd5, attacking the queen and attacking the knight?
Thanks for another entertaining and instructive video!
AND BTW I'd like to see you do some videos on great GMs of the past esp those not previously covered yet such as Reti, Marshall, Pillsbury and of course more on my hero Smyslov!
pleasure to watch these great games! thank you.
Thank You Sir,
Your color commentary in your videos will be treasured for generations to come !!!!
nice to meet you, i am new here
I enjoyed the video series on Mr. Geller very much, thank you GM Roman. So much more fun to watch a skilled attacker than a pawn preservation game.
A masterpiece, in my opinion. GM Dzindzichashvili's recollections are a priceless element of chess history.
gm roman is the only staff member who is currently developing theory using chess engine rybka. basically whatever he says is the most updated and "best" way to play. i watched every single roman video and it improved my game 100 points, but i cannot crack 1600 = (
im danny rencsh says that a players need to memorize the board squares to have more board awareness. memorizing 64 squares does not seem fun!
Your videos are always a pleasure to watch. Thanks, Roman!
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
Roman's coverage of the late, great Efim Geller comes to an end today with the review of two amazing games. The first, a classic against GM Kotov, the second, a game from the 90's that you would have thought had been played by a young and vibrant Grandmaster. As Dzindzi explains, such was Geller's style, and he will forever be remember as young and heart and young at chess!
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Kotov, Alexander
vs. Geller, Efim
Ruy Lopez: Closed Defense, Alekhine Gambit (C90)
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GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
GM Dzindzichashvili was once one of the top players in the world. Born in Georgia, his chess first developed in the USSR. While still an International Master, he defeated opponents like Botvinnik and Bronstein before emigrating, first to Israel where he became a Grandmaster, and then to the United States. His accomplishments in the U.S. include two U.S. Championship first places, and one World Open. He has not played actively in tournaments recently, but has become even more famous perhaps in the U.S. for quality instructional materials, in particular chess videos! Roman Dzindzichashvili now teaches chess classes and seminars for Chess.com University. Feel free to contact him for more information!
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