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great video thanks, these member game analysis videos are really helpful.
how are the games submitted for review?
very good video.... I learned something new again.... bg4 is a bad move and now I know why.... thanks this video has to be in your top 5
I do find this game worthwhile, thank you Dzindzi! That said, the pawn endgame that follows after ...Rg1 is drawn! Instead, I found ...Rf1+ and that wins. So your judgment was right. ...Rf1+ gains a whole tempo over the variation played in the game (if Ke8, then ...Rg1 Kf7 and ...e4 wins).
@zezpwn44 I could not find a win either in the pawn ending after Rxg8. Tablebase says this is drawn, so there is a definitive answer...
Are you sure the king-and-pawn endgame mentioned near the end as "easily winning" is winning at all? As a 2000 USCF player, I certainly couldn't find an easy win for black, and after putting it into Houdini, it couldn't either! Unless I made a mistake somehow I'm not so sure it's an easy win...
"It's unimaginable horror here".. LOL and thanks for the great instruction.
I see GM Dzindzichashvili is another Hearts of Darkness fan!
Another great video--as always :-)
Nice video. Very instructive.
Very informative. It certainly gives me hope of advancing when I see the many mistakes of higher rated players.
Here are the numbers after Roman's 5) ... e6: (clearly this gambit is a surprise weapon that one must be prepared in order to meet properly).
Chess.com 'Game Explorer' calls this the 'Blackmar-Diemer' gambit.
Here are the numbers at Black's 5th move:
one of your best videos
Very informative thank you
Thank you for this instructive video.
An other classic great roman video with a great Quote: I don't think poistion is lost, it is lost! (18:00).
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
The horror! The horror! The "unimaginable horror" as GM Dzindzichashvili puts it. Just like Mr. Kurtz, Black should have died in this member game, but instead White didn't see into his Heart of Darkness. Black survives the scary onslaught, and after White makes multiple mistakes in the rook endgame, Black was even winning. The fog of war is evident, but who would eventually prevail?
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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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