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h4 is not on the menu! I love your analogies!
Entertaining game with some great analysis!
@ Speed-Freak: yeah that game was really tense! Probably the most exciting game of the whole tournament for me, and it really could have gone either way. Nice to see you on chess.com!
Very true points made about the idea of initiative. Great video!
Very instructive. Thanks for video and reasons for moves.
During the game, I happend to be familiar with all the moves up to Nd6-- I thought Nc5 was more standard. I also knew that Rd8 was better than e6, and b5 is better than both Nh5 and Ne4. In any case, David played the opening accurately-- this is a very little-known sideline. When I spent half an hour on h4-- I don't know if it was nervousness or a lack of sleep-- I just missed b5. I was calculating at a lot of stuff, and it got jumbled up. I was actually strongly considering Rd1 and o-o-o at the time. But David played and finished that game very well.
*Gives 10 move deep rook and knight sacrifice..."This was missed by black."
Thanks for analyzing this- I've only seen the demo. David did a nice job looking at it.
Always informative and straightforward. He is so easy to listen to..no bs..just tells us what happens when we don't think through a move and again, what happens when we DON"T develop, OnCE again.
Thanks GM. Roman!
"h4 is not on the menue" :)
The demo excerpt is hilarious: don't play weak moves, play correct moves!
Roman, this was awesome. It was very eye-opening to maintaining initiative.
to the video
thanks for the video... nice one..
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
In the penultimate round of the 2012 Chicago Open, a familiar face was playing for first place! Chess.com's own Video Production Manager, David Petty, needed a win in order to "leap frog" his opponent and take home the whopping five thousand dollar first prize! But when the game started off on the wrong foot, Petty needed to find key defensive resources in order to hold off his opponent's initiative? Did he get a little help, or come up a little short? Watch and find out!
Players: Cen, Kent
vs. Petty, David
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation (B22)
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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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