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  • 4 weeks ago

    ajadodd

    Stunning play by black, and a fantastic commentary....thank you

  • 5 months ago

    FatesWarningAwaken

    Awesome game to review as an intro to the Grunfeld!

  • 13 months ago

    hreedwork

    Thank you, excellent video. I recently decided to try the Grunfeld and you cover the basics very well! Your explanations are clear and are exactly the right level of detail for what I need. I am 1400 USCF.

  • 13 months ago

    daniel30199

    why is it from white's perspective?

  • 13 months ago

    senzuri23

    Maybe I should start studying Smyslov's games...

  • 14 months ago

    vermontmx

    It says "Error loading media. File not found"

  • 17 months ago

    jhillary

    Good video.  Minor correction:  Fischer's "Game of the Century" was not with Robert Byrne; it was with his brother Donald.  But Fischer did play the Grunfeld.

  • 18 months ago

    mohamed-damaj

    good videoSmile

  • 23 months ago

    vm95604n

    first game playing grunfeld was a win in 14 moves thankssss for this gem.

  • 2 years ago

    Ambassador_Spock

  • 3 years ago

    tactiquero

    A magnificent game by the great Smyslov. Great explanation, btw.

  • 3 years ago

    P_G_M

    Nice video.

  • 4 years ago

    MortalDad

    Good video but I  would have prefered it from black's perspective.

  • 4 years ago

    wormtownpaul

    I very much agree with Kalle99.  If you're doing a black defense, switch the board. Also when a GM game is played to demonstrate, it would be helpful to put the name of the player's on the screen.  Sometimes it is hard to catch what the names are when just stated.  Has less to do with accents as it does with unusual international names.

  • 4 years ago

    musicalhair

    I really like this whole video series.

     

    I think the opening variation is labeled wrong in the side bar next to the video window.  There it is labeled as the "Flohr Variation"; but looking at the "book openings" here at Chess.com, it shows Gruenfeld Defense: Flohr Variation as being 4 Nf3 followed by 5 Qa5+. 

     

    2 books (Shamkovich & Cartier; Botvinnik & Estrin) I have attribute this line up to 10. ... Qc7 to Shamkovich, both saying he discovered it-- but they don't call it a Shamkovich variation.  It is called the "Smyslov Variation" In Chess Opening Essentials vol 3, and they cite (although they use a different move order) this famous game for that attribution.

  • 4 years ago

    mattchess

    Just started learning about this opening - great video and looking forward to the watching the others in the series

  • 5 years ago

    Kyotocon

    Savage game!!......Unreal how most of whites pieces were rendered useless.

     

    Cheers for the lecture.

  • 5 years ago

    DivDiatribes

    Thanks!

  • 5 years ago

    JohnSutcliffe

    Sometimes you speak really funny. Your videos rule, though.

  • 5 years ago

    cberman

    Very instructive. Beautiful game.

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