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Hahaha, I love Finegold. That prepared blunder joke cracked me up so hard. In basically every video of his he does something like this. I find that he takes these chess reviews up a whole new level, plainly entertaining (and of course immensly instructional).
Where is the "like" button? Actually double "like". Really - great informative video. Maybe slow down a bit at times to allow us , the human kind, to calculate the position. Lol. Thanks GM!
If 16 e5, why not just capture white queen on f3?
I joined CHESS.Com.. just because of your analysis.! i love your videos and experiences you share.. plz keep it up Ben.! cheers
loved it i watched alll ur videos pls make more amazing videos
good good good so so so good
you are my favorite
Thanks for sharing your experiences, look forward to watching many more!
Great to have Ben Finegold here, i really enjoy your jokes and your lessons are very structured. I hope you will make plenty of videos in the future.
When I taught scholastic chess, I told students-nobody sees everything all the time, that is how you beat higher rated players-this video is a prime example of that. Good job Ben!
Excellent lecture, Ben - thanks!
Extremely enjoyable video! Great first video, which bodes well for many more to come! Thanks!
Fantastic presentation. Good combination of history, humor, and tactical review.
by GM Ben Finegold
Making his Video Author debut this weekend is Grandmaster Ben Finegold! With his first video series, Ben explains how all his previous experiences ultimately helped lead him towards earning the GM title. He recalls this particular battle with then IM Boris Kreiman -- an interesting "Berlin Sideline" that has become Ben's specialty -- as the critical game in the 2002 World Open. This victory was a key step on his way towards earning his first GM-Norm. Enjoy!
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Kreiman, Boris
vs. Finegold, Ben
Ruy Lopez Opening: Berlin Defense, 4.O-O (C65)
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GM Ben Finegold
A true "Chess Professional", Grandmaster Ben Finegold has been competing on the highest levels of chess for nearly 25 years. As a player Ben has won numerous major open events, including the 1994 and 2007 U.S. Opens, the 2002 World Open, and the 2005 and 2008 National Open Championships in Las Vegas. He has competed in 8 U.S. Closed Championships and was the first "GM in Residence" at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. His laid back, humorous teaching style is his trademark and he is excited to join the Chess.com Video Author Team!
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