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there won't be any more reschevsky, euwe or smyslovs at the top of the chess world. people who play chess, are really good at it even but who also do other things for a living. (I don't doubt that if people like smyslov, euwe, reschevsky did play chess "full time" that they would be competitive with todays players, only that what they were able to do back then is not possible anymore. ie carlsen can't do modeling for a living, play some chess on the side and remain world champion.)
That story is completely crazy! Smashed the pieces off the board, lol.
Thanks fpsmit, I don't think I would have noticed that Roman confused the 1948 and 1953 tournaments.
The 1948 tournament was held with Botvinnik, Smyslov, Reshevsky, Keres and Euwe to determine the world champion. Botvinnik won the tournament (Reshevsky tied with Keres for third).
The 1953 Zürich Tournament was held with Smyslov, Bronstein, Keres, Reshevsky, Petrosian, Geller, Najdorf, Kotov, Taimanov, Averbakh, Boleslavsky, Szabo, Gligoric, Euwe, and Stahlberg to determine the challenger to Botvinnik. Smyslov won this tournament (Reshevsky was tied for second with Bronstein and Keres).
Here's Roman's last round game at Lone Pine 1980.
Bronstein and Reshevsky, 1953 Zurich
RIP Sammy your games have given us great joy over these many years!
Nice video Roman...a chess history lesson and superb teaching chess strategy lesson as well...well done!
Great, entertaining video once again! But there is 1 error: in 1953 there was a world champion: Botwinnik. Maybe Roman talks about the tournament in 1948, when the vacancy (because of Alekhine's death) was filled by Botwinnik?
Oh and by the ways, Imcrushed, are you really crushed?[Joke]
It was interesting, thanks for this great video.
Gr8 Stories and Gr8 Game!! By the way is Rybka stronger positionally than Fritz?
I really enjoy Roman's videos. I feel like I get a chess history lesson and he always has an interesting game to analyze as a part of it. Very nice.
I liked that game a lot. Thanks Roman! I was watching GM Larry Evans give a lecture some years ago and he was talking about Sammy's influence on American chess. He said with great respect and appreciation, "We all learned from him."
great game analysis, thank you!
Riveting commentary on a legend of chess. Nb5 was delicious, Bc6 even more so. Peace to Sammy Reshevsky.
whats the story with the knight sacrifice
Yes, he won the Lone Pine 1980 tournament.
did you escape perpetual check?
Although Sam Reshevsky never took on chess as a profession, he was one of the patriarchs of American chess.
The game analyzed starts as slav defense and morphs into a queens gambit accepted. A knight sacrifice on b5 by white, had some great long term strategic consequences with many interesting variations.
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
The only "world class" chess player to play the game at the highest levels of his era, yet never take on the "Game of Kings" as his profession, was the American legend Sam Reshevsky. Roman discusses as much, along with a few other tales of Sammy's greatness in today's video. Enjoy this amazing battle with GM Najdorf and learn to appreciate the power of the long term, intuitive Knight sacrifice on b5.
Players: Reshevsky, S.
vs. Najdorf, M.
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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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