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Getting a GM to resign after dropping his queen, after 15 moves? If that happens often, then maybe the rest of us have a chance!
GREAT GAME, BEN FINEGOL
I found Ra1, but missed Bc4, threatening Ra2 and winning the queen.
Great video, Ben Finegold. Thanks!
GREAT GAME, BEN FINEGOLD.
why be greedy with the queen?
nice game, in the opening, a greedy queen is always close to the death square, watch out guys...!!!
How does a FIDE GM screw up so bad as Black?? This shows how you have to recognize mistakes when they happen. Great example!
This video is truly epic!! Ben you are an amazing chess player and you have that brilliant laid-back attitude and humour that completes you as a person, a brilliant trait that unfortunately so many GM's lack... YOU - are a TRUE GRANDMASTER!!
lmfao... I'm really looking forward to more videos
You have a nice easy demeanor, and a very pleasant delivery. I'm looking forward to watching you handle more advanced topics!
Even masters blunder great vid
I always admire self-effacing humor in any context. GM Finegold combines great humor with chess instructional brilliance, a rare and wonderful confluence.
Ben great video! Your game last night was brave and stunning! That sacrifice that won the game for you was very very nice and you could have drawn with that guy easily but you went for the win as black. We were watching it on chess.com/tv and wow! Nice job. Nice win here too!
"They can't take my title away no matter how bad I play now"
When you show this position to masters, do you tell them they're trying to trap the queen, or just show them the position? Because with the knowledge that I was trapping the queen, it only took me a minute. SPOILER WARNINGFirst, I checked the most forcing line. Ra1 leaves black with only one move, Qb2. Then, I realized that if I could play Ra2 safely, the queen would be trapped. So, Bc4 covers the a2 square, and the queen can't take advantage of the extra tempo to get out of the way.
Great game and explanation! I'm looking forward to more of your instruction.
By the way, your player profile says you won the 1944 US Open. Maybe a typo..?
by GM Ben Finegold
What difference can one little pawn move make? Apparently, a whole lot to a 2500+ FIDE player! After transposing into what would normally be a main line weapon for black against the Queen's Gambit (if not for the little pawn move) black immediately gets greedy, gets his queen trapped, and loses all self confidence (we think) in the process. Enjoy GM Finegold's humorous review!
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Finegold, Ben
vs. Kuljasevic, Davorin
Slav Defense: Alekhine Variation (D15)
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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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