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I find it strange that no one commented on the rather weird changes in the audio every ten minutes or so. also how do you go about "modifying someone's ego"? rather awkward phrasing there.
additionally to the people who stated that not absolutely everything was covered, I don't think he thought IMs GMs would be watching this video. it's for 1500-2200 players. I'm sure what he recommends would be more than fine for players who aren't playing at the very highest levels of chess.
its crazy - I always play the hyperaccelerated dragon and know this structure quite well - but I never had the idea to transpose the Alapin into it
What is your opinion of the Rossolimo with 4. c3, which could transpose from a delayed Alapin when black attempts to get the positions in this video?
Thanks Mr. D. All these years I've been struggling against 2. c3 and finally I have found something I like to play against it!
You done so much for chess
Thank you for the informative lecture. I found it very helpful and I will definitely use this as a good opening against the alapin.
Great analysis Dzindziaschvelli! I do agree with IM Pfren that you should also cover 7.h3 line of the Alapin. It would be a profoundly insightful experience for you as well especially since you encountered this variation against Mickey Adams.
I will begin too implement this system in my games!Thanks
Terrific lesson, but also very difficult to play correctly I guess at high level (as well as intermediate), very complex positional game here. Something very deep here that needs to be studied a lot (at least for me)
Great video!! I agree with kapishreshta.
Great video ! Thank you.
Roman should deal with 7.h3 or 8.h3 in his next video on this series
Great video. An approach for white where h3 followed by Nf3 is included is interesting. I don't know enough to evaluate that strategy, and I would love to learn about Dzindzi's take on them. But that should not belittle the tremendous work that this great chess devotee is doing for us. In every single step along the way to creating an instructional video for us, any video author has so, so, so much to think about. Is this line too complicated for these viewers? Is that idea going to come across as too simplistic? Did I cross the line in trying to modify anybody's ego? Making an instructional video is not easy. If you're here to try and learn something, please stick around. If you're here to appreciate and feel grateful for Dzindzi's beautiful intention to share his knowledge and experience with other chess enthusiasts, please stick around. But if you want to nitpick and devalue educational content, I humbly request that you please find another place to entertain yourself.
Really enjoyed this super-instructive lecture!! Great detail and anlaysis, relevant to my own games in terms of openings/defences, top notch lesson here Roman
enjoyable and sharp
very good, i like it!
I'm not going to lie, those positions are extremely complex and i can't wait to try them out. Those are the kind of positions that if you play over and over again you learn a lot of about chess.
↓↓↓ What he said. All Dzinzi has done here is cover lines that are already known to be okay for black!
The potentially troublesome 1. e4 c5 2. c3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. cxd4 d5 5. exd5 Nf6 6. Bb5+ Nbd7 7. Nc3 a6 8. Qa4!? and 5. e5 with h3 plans were completely ignored.
Naturally, weak players are going to have great success here, as almost all beginners and intermediates will play 5. e5, avoiding the "isolated pawn", and on Nc6 will play Nf3 (as has been my experience)... However I fear for stronger players who trust this analysis and try this unproven material against masters.
This will be the last Dzinzi video I watch.
A white player who has read a basic Alapin book, say "Starting Out: the c3 Sicilian" by GM John Emms will reply to this system with 5.e5 Nc6 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.Bb5 Nh6 8.h3, followed by Nf3. And of course this is white's supposed mainline according to Sveshnikov, Tiviakov, Collins, and every other Alapin authority.
Needless to say, this line is impressively covered in this video: Ummm, not mentioned at all. How nice.
Also not mentioned is 7.h3, although hardly a new move to the author: Mickey Adams used it to beat Dzindzi some 17 years ago.
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
Today Roman brings us a taste of the Anti Sicilian from black's perspective, recommending his personal recipe as a "universal approach" against both the Smith Morra and the Alapin. 2...g6 followed by an early strike in the center has its inherited risks, but if you use Roman's work as as starting point and check the analysis with game research, you should be able to make it work!
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation, Barmen Defense (B22)
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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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