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Magnus seems to play better than anyone from move 20 or so onwards. In the old days the GM's would draw in equal positions while Magnus just keeps on playing.
a grandmaster was asked what bobby fisher knew that other grandmasters
did not know. nothing but he playes each move to the fullest extent of
First video I enjoyed enough to finish. I enjoyed your humore as well. Good day to you.
You confirm Magnus can "see the future" on the chess board and his future is bright. Comments about past and current players are of great interest as well as which chess books to seek or obtain and why.
@8:00 min How does it catch the white queen when the black queen goes to e5 after king to h2? Why not just check with the rook on g3? This would break the pin on the queen.
looking forward to the next in the series...
as a total patzer, I'd love to just get some kind of inkling about why Carlsen is so good. And though I need to go away and think about this vid a lot more, I'm hugely grateful to GM Yermolinsky already.
That accent, though
Dorfman book starts at $100 on Amazon. Maybe we can get a summary here GM Yermolinsky?
Very insightful, even for my level, it's not only in the NFL that defence wins championships.
Thank you for an instructive video about the importance of defence, Mr. Yermolinsky.
A straightforward and beneficial analysis. Thank you GM Yermolinsky!
Lasker vs. Carlsen, now that would be a match!
Initially i thought that even against Magnus an edge is an edge and if u play well u have chances to win. Now i understand how he is able to defend and why he is the highest rated in the world! Great choice of game!
Thank you GM Yermolinsky for for sharing your insights. Very good.
Great video Yermo! Very instructive video on defending in awkward positions.
Thanks, Alex. Very interesting video.
One of Carlsens primary assets is his ability to adapt to any given situation at any time & adjust accordingly.
Thank you GM Yermolinsky for this vid.....
by GM Alex Yermolinsky
Many fans predict that Levon Aronian will be Magnus Carlsen's main challenger in the next few years. GM Yermolinsky takes a look at a game from last year in which the Armenian had a multitude of positional advantages against the Norwegian. But as is well documented, Carlsen always finds resources and counterplay. Our author says that he remains stoic at the board - maybe he had everything under control the whole way? Watch how he ditches a few pawns to fight back!
King's Indian Defense: Normal Variation, Rare Defenses (E90)
Related: What Would Magnus Do? Part 1
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GM Alex Yermolinsky
Since his arrival in the United States in 1989, Alex Yermolinsky has won numerous major swiss events including the World Open and U.S. Open multiple times. He was the U.S. Champion in 1993 and 1996. Alex cherishes his recollections of the glory days of the now aging, but underrated U.S. Olympic Team of the 1990's. Alex is the author of "The Road to Chess Improvement", his magnum opus that threatens to become the most sought after out of print chess book on EBay.
Other authors need not worry, Alex has left chess writing behind him. These days he's more interested in online chess media. His "What Every Russian Schoolboy Knows" instructional weekly show on the Internet Chess Club has a large following. Alex is hoping to further his online presence here on Chess.com.
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