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   NM Dan Heisman's "Improve Your Chess IV" December 20, 2014

 

National Master Dan Heisman is a name that is synonymous with excellence in chess coaching and teaching. Dan authors the award-winning Novice Nook column (winner of three Chess Journalists of America "Best Instruction" awards), aimed at improving adults, for chesscafe.com that are clearly written and offer very practical advice and tips on how to improve your game. More info about Dan can be found here.

In the new Improve Your Chess IV series, Dan provides instruction by reviewing amateur games played on ICC and showing where the players went wrong and how to improve.

Today's show: Unusual opening leads to equal queenless middlegame. Then inexplicably, the higher rated player gives up a pawn. After some technical ups-and-downs the lower rated player holds on nicely for the upset.

 
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   GM Joel Benjamin's "Game  of  the  Week" December 19, 2014 

 

Three-time U.S. Champion GM Joel Benjamin brings you a new show every Friday at 15:00 Server Time. Joel is regarded by many as one of the best commentators and analysts' we have in the game today -- so if you want to get ahead of the game, get ready to tune-in!

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Congratulations to the St. Louis Arch Bishops, 2014 US Chess League Champions. St. Louis executed the top-heavy team strategy to perfection. Their power on the top boards, led by season MVP Wesley So with Le Quang Liem and Varuzhan Akobian was unprecedented. Sometimes the top two boards could only balance out the bottom two (the average of the four players could not exceed 2400), but in the playoff blitz tiebreak, there was no way anyone was going to get past the Arch Bishops. The Dallas Destiny, who finished with the best record in the regular season, tied 2-2 in the final match but could not compete with St. Louis in the blitz playoff. The runner-ups boast some impressive young talent, including Jeffery Xiong on board two and Conrad Holt, who usually held down the top spot. It is Holt's intriguing battle with another special young talent, Daniel Naroditsky of San Francisco, that is the subject of this week's feature game. The attack and defense of the first part of the game is entertainment enough, but the endgame they eventually reached proved to be more complex and surprising than anyone even realized at the time.

White: GM Naroditsky
Black: GM Holt
Description:   USCL 2014
ECO: C03
French: Tarrasch
Run Time: 00:41:51


   "GM Alterman's Gambit Guide" December 18, 2014 

 

GM Boris Alterman looks at the Panov-Botvinnik Attack against the Caro-Kann Defense - a line that can also be transposed to from many openings, including the Queen's Gambit and the Nimzo-Indian Defense The Panov-Botvinnik Attack has a unique important place in chess lore. After Capablanca adopted the Caro-Kann, it assumed a status as the solid way for Black to escape attacking efforts of e4 players. But Vasily Panov, a Soviet master, theoretician and Chess correspondent for Izvestia, took a different view of the situation and decided to test Blacks mettle with the direct action of 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4. Mikhail Botvinnik picked up on this and quickly formed it into a potent weapon that has since become the choice of determined king pawn players.

Don't miss this formative series by our GM Boris Alterman!

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   GM Larry Christiansen's "Attack with LarryC" December 17, 2014 

 

GM Larry Christiansen is a three-time U.S. Champion and one of the most dangerous and respected attacking players of his generation. He is a feared competitor and attacker who authored two popular books that showcase his aggressive style: Storming the Barricades and Rocking the Ramparts. Each week on the show, Larry will feature various attacking motifs and themes and showing you how best to play for mate.

Today's show is: Simen Subtracts from Ledger and A Fabien Lights up Noel

Rapid games can be really interesting, and the public seem to appreciate the shorter time control. The London Chess Festival this year had a special Rapid Open event, with the Super Six (Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Kramnnik, Giri and Adams) participating, to give everyone a chance to play a super GM. Hikaru Nakamura won the tournament with the amazing score of 9.5 out of 10, conceding a draw only to GM Sadler. GM Christiansen opens his show with a very nice combination played by Simen Adgestein in the London Rapid. The main course is a superb and rather complicated attacking game, played between Libiszewski and Studer at the Tradewise Gibraltar this year.

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   Sharpen your chess-sense with IM Watson December 16, 2014 

 

IM John Watson
John Watson

Slav Defense #10
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The Slav Defense is one of the solidest defenses to 1 d4, and a great favorite of the world's leading players. John Watson looks at the opening from White's point of view, recommending safe but strategically rich setups against each variation. He also examines the Semi-Slav Defense, a close relative of the Slav.


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   Tactics for Everyone! December 15, 2014 

 

Ronen "indiana-Jones" Har-Zvi in his new feat "Tactics for Everyone" - a course on basic and not-so-basic tactics in chess - demostrating how to take advantage of undefended pieces, with what is usually called a double-attack. If you have loose pieces spread over the board for too many moves in a row, you're bound to suffer from your opponent's tactics, aimed to win material, when not the whole game. In this series, GM Har-Zvi guides you to learn the thinking processes that lead to spot tactics on the board and take advantage of the chances offered by the position. As Ronen says: everyone blunders, even Carlsen, and a good player must be able to spot it and punish it. How? By using tactics, of course!

"Most of us see checkmate as the "romantic" part of chess. It is the adventurous and audacious ones that are able to sacrifice pieces, even the Queen!, to checkmate the enemy King. But Ronen shows us how this is not the way to master this important part of our tactical knowledge; it's all about patterns. When you are able to recognize patterns, you don't have to think about what comes next: you actually see the checkmate on the board, and just go for it. There are a limited number of patterns - if compared to the almost infinite possible positions that happen during a chess game - and this makes it possible to learn at least the most common ones. Back-rank mates, bishop mates, smothered mates, and other common patterns are the subject of this interesting and formative video.

 

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   "Every Russian Schoolboy Knows" October 19, 2014 

 


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Former World Champion and legendary chess teacher Mikhail Botvinnik was the originator of the “Every Russian school boy knows” chess aphorism, which alluded to the fact that thousands of unknown schoolboys back in Russia - due to the intense training methods they received from a young age - likely knew more about the game than most professionals did in the West. 

One player who came through that legendary Soviet training camp is former U.S. Champion GM Alexander Yermolinsky.  And each Sunday in his new hit show, “Every Russian Schoolboy Knows”, Alex will explain and expand on all the top tips and tricks gleaned from those famed training methods. 

Today's show is: "All American Opposite color Bishops Endgame"

Today GM Alex Yermolinsky, continuing his great endgames lectures, analyses for us an opposite color bishops endgame played in a game between Gata Kamksy and Alexander Lenderman.

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December 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
  GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Checkmate! - Part 1
Watson
Slav Defense #8
GM Larry Christiansen
Sergei M Gins Up Attack to Leave Gordon Dry
GM Boris Alterman
Milner-Barry Gambit #2
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Short - GM Howell
CM Dan Heisman
20 minute exercise #6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Checkmate! - Part 2
Watson
Slav Defense #9
IM Sielecki
London Chess Classic - Round 1
GM Larry Christiansen
London Chess Classic - Round 2
GM Lars Bo Hansen
London Chess Classic - Round 3
GM John Fedorowicz
London Chess Classic - Round 4
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
London Chess Classic - Round 5
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Checkmate! - Part 3
Watson
Slav Defense #10
GM Larry Christiansen
Simen Subtracts from Ledger and A Fabien Lights up Noel
GM Boris Alterman
Panov Attack Caro-Kann defense #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Naroditsky - GM Holt
CM Dan Heisman
Well-played upset

November 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
            1
            GM John Fedorowicz
FIDE GP Tashkent 2014: GOTD Rd 10
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
GM Max Dlugy
FIDE GP Tashkent 2014: GOTD Rd 11
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
The Skewer
Watson
Slav Defense #6
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Anand: attack and defense
GM Boris Alterman
Froms Gambit #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Inarkeiv - GM Baryshpolets
GM Gregory Kaidanov
World Championship Match - Game 1
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
GM John Fedorowicz
World Championship Match - Game 2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
The board has got 64 squares!
GM Jon Speelman
World Championship Match - Game 3
GM Ben Finegold
World Championship Match - Game 4
GM Boris Alterman
Froms Gambit #2
GM Sam Shankland
World Championship Match - Game 5
GM Lars Bo Hansen
World Championship Match - Game 6
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
  GM Var Akobian
World Championship Match - Game 7
GM Joel Benjamin
World Championship Match - Game 8
  GM Joel Benjamin
World Championship Match - Game 9
GM Ramesh RB
World Championship Match - Game 10
CM Dan Heisman
Szabo-Lloyd Hastings 1960-61
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
GM Ramesh RB
World Championship Match - Game 11
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
What is your opponent threatening?
Watson
Slav Defense #7
GM Larry Christiansen
Gobbler Takes it in the Neck and a Mann Hunt
GM Boris Alterman
Milner-Barry Gambit #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Yu - GM Robson
CM Dan Heisman
Decision Boils down to One Move

October 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
      GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Defend with LarryC!
GM Joel Benjamin
FIDE GP Baku 2014: GOTD Rd 1
GM Larry Christiansen
FIDE GP Baku 2014: GOTD Rd 2
GM Larry Christiansen
FIDE GP Baku 2014: GOTD Rd 3
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
GM Max Dlugy
FIDE GP Baku 2014: GOTD Rd 4
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Pinning
GM Davor Palo
FIDE GP Baku 2014: GOTD Rd 5
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
FIDE GP Baku 2014: GOTD Rd 6
GM Joel Benjamin
FIDE GP Baku 2014: GOTD Rd 7
GM Alex Yermolinsky
FIDE GP Baku 2014: GOTD Rd 8
CM Dan Heisman
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
GM Lars Bo Hansen
FIDE GP Baku 2014: GOTD Rd 9
GM Jonathan Speelman
FIDE GP Baku 2014: GOTD Rd 10
GM John Fedorowicz
FIDE GP Baku 2014: GOTD Rd 11
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Eran(t) attack fizzles more or Liss
GM Boris Alterman
Jaenisch Gambit Ruy Lopez #2
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Grischuk - GM Rodshtein
CM Dan Heisman
Lesson Game
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
GM Alex Yermolinsky
All American Opposite color Bishops Endgame
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Pinning - Part 2
GM Ben Finegold
FIDE GP Tashkent 2014: GOTD Rd 1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
FIDE GP Tashkent 2014: GOTD Rd 2
GM Larry Christiansen
FIDE GP Tashkent 2014: GOTD Rd 3
GM Larry Christiansen
FIDE GP Tashkent 2014: GOTD Rd 4
CM Dan Heisman
Opening Prep Wins
26 27 28 29 30 31  
GM Ben Finegold
FIDE GP Tashkent 2014: GOTD Rd 5
GM Larry Christiansen
FIDE GP Tashkent 2014: GOTD Rd 6
GM Lars Bo Hansen
FIDE GP Tashkent 2014: GOTD Rd 7
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
FIDE GP Tashkent 2014: GOTD Rd 8
GM Boris Alterman
Dracula-Frankenstein Gambit
GM Joel Benjamin
FIDE GP Tashkent 2014: GOTD Rd 9

September 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
  GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Double Attack - Part 2
GM Lars Bo Hansen
Sinquefield Cup 2014: GOTD Rd 6
GM Jonathan Speelman
Sinquefield Cup 2014: GOTD Rd 7
GM Lars Bo Hansen
Sinquefield Cup 2014: GOTD Rd 8
GM Joel Benjamin
Sinquefield Cup 2014: GOTD Rd 9
GM Gregory Kaidanov
Sinquefield Cup 2014: GOTD Rd 10
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Vancura Lives! Part 1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Double Attack - Part 3
Watson
Slav Defense #2
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Shirov cooks up Fresh Fried Liver
GM Boris Alterman
Chatard-Alekhine Attack #1
GM Joel Benjamin
IM Sevian - GM Zherebukh
CM Dan Heisman
Fast Play met by Faster Play
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Vancura Lives! Part 2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Discover Attack
Watson
Slav Defense #3
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Caruana Start Somethin'? - Early Fabiano KOs
GM Boris Alterman
Chatard-Alekhine Attack #2
GM Joel Benjamin
IM Bluebaum - GM Naiditsch
CM Dan Heisman
Chances for Both Sides
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
GM Alex Yermolinsky
A complicated endgame from the European Club Cup
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Removing the Defender #1
Watson
Slav Defense #4
GM Larry Christiansen
Some Sparkling Caruana Carats
GM Boris Alterman
Jaenisch Gambit Ruy Lopez #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Navara - GM Durarbayli
CM Dan Heisman
Beginner Opening Overview
28 29 30        
GM Alex Yermolinsky
They are all good chessplayers!
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Removing the Defender #2
Watson
Slav Defense #5
       

August 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
          GM Joel Benjamin
GM Jobava - GM Nepomniachtchi
GM Max Dlugy
Chess Olympiad 2014: GOTD Rd 1
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Chess Olympiad 2014: GOTD Rd 2
GM Max Dlugy
Chess Olympiad 2014: GOTD Rd 3
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Chess Olympiad 2014: GOTD Rd 4
GM Lars Bo Hansen
Chess Olympiad 2014: GOTD Rd 5
GM Boris Alterman
Central Attack Philidor Defence #2
GM Larry Christiansen
Chess Olympiad 2014: GOTD Rd 6
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Chess Olympiad 2014: GOTD Rd 7
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
GM Lars Bo Hansen
Chess Olympiad 2014: GOTD Rd 8
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Chess Olympiad 2014: GOTD Rd 9
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Chess Olympiad 2014: GOTD Rd 10
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Chess Olympiad - part 9
GM Larry Christiansen
Chess Olympiad 2014: GOTD Rd 11
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Lie - GM Kozul
CM Dan Heisman
Another Fun Najdorf Bg5
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
GM Alex Yermolinsky
The one and only Turkish Schoolboy
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Chess Olympiad 2014 - RECAP
Watson
Queen's Gambit Accepted #6
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Attacking Nudgets from Tromso
GM Boris Alterman
Central Attack Philidor Defence #3
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Polgar - GM Berkes
CM Dan Heisman
Special 64th Birthday: 4 Problems
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
GM Alex Yermolinsky
The one and only Turkish Schoolboy - part 2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Double Attack - Part 1
Watson
Slav Defense #1
GM David Smerdon
Sinquefield Cup 2014: GOTD Rd 1
GM John Fedorowicz
Sinquefield Cup 2014: GOTD Rd 2
GM Lars Bo Hansen
Sinquefield Cup 2014: GOTD Rd 3
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Sinquefield Cup 2014: GOTD Rd 4
31            
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Sinquefield Cup 2014: GOTD Rd 5
           

July 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
    Watson
Queen's Gambit Accepted #2
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Blatny Busts Ponziani Scheme
GM Boris Alterman
Two Knights Chigorin Gambit #4
GM Joel Benjamin
IM Xiong - FM Bodek
CM Dan Heisman
Time Once Again the Critical Factor
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Endgames Tidbits - part 1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Chess Olympiad - part 5
Watson
Queen's Gambit Accepted #3
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Chucky Fracks Field in Edmonton
GM Boris Alterman
Albin Countergambit #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Shankland - GM Kovalyov
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Dortmund 2014: GOTD Rd 1
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
GM Lars Bo Hansen
Dortmund 2014: GOTD Rd 2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Chess Olympiad - part 6
GM Joel Benjamin
Dortmund 2014: GOTD Rd 3
GM Larry Christiansen
Dortmund 2014: GOTD Rd 4
GM Boris Alterman
Albin Countergambit #2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Dortmund 2014: GOTD Rd 5
GM Max Dlugy
Dortmund 2014: GOTD Rd 6
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Dortmund 2014: GOTD Rd 7
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Chess Olympiad - part 7
Watson
Queen's Gambit Accepted #4
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Persson Tigers Hector
GM Boris Alterman
Albin Countergambit #3
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Sutovsky - GM Jobava
CM Dan Heisman
Trebuchet and Friends
27 28 29 30 31    
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Every FRENCH Schoolboy Knows
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Chess Olympiad - part 8
Watson
Queen's Gambit Accepted #5
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: A Shot Gone Missing & Timman Meets Deep Fries
GM Boris Alterman
Central Attack Philidor Defence #1
   

June 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Rubinstein Endgames - part 1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Chess Olympiad - part 1
GM Larry Christiansen
Norway Chess 2014: GOTD Rd 1
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Norway Chess 2014: GOTD Rd 2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Norway Chess 2014: GOTD Rd 3
GM Joel Benjamin
IM Smith - GM Grandelius
GM David Smerdon
Norway Chess 2014: GOTD Rd 4
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
GM David Smerdon
Norway Chess 2014: GOTD Rd 5
GM Timur Gareev
Norway Chess 2014: GOTD Rd 6
GM Miguel Illescas
Norway Chess 2014: GOTD Rd 7
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: A Frank Discussion and Igory Finale
GM Jonathan Speelman
Norway Chess 2014: GOTD Rd 8
GM Jonathan Speelman
Norway Chess 2014: GOTD Rd 9
CM Dan Heisman
Trading to much vs GM dooms Amateur
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Rubinstein Endgames - part 2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Chess Olympiad - part 2
Watson
Queen's Gambit Declined #6
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Drago Unleashed and the Shilong and Short of it
GM Boris Alterman
Two Knights Chigorin Gambit #2
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Fedoseev - GM Zvjaginsev
CM Dan Heisman
Won Game Amazingly Lost
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Rubinstein Endgames - part 3
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Chess Olympiad - part 3
Watson
Queen's Gambit Accepted #1
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Liren Ding's Lifto-Palooza
GM Boris Alterman
Two Knights Chigorin Gambit #3
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Mamedyarov - GM Vallejo Pons
CM Dan Heisman
How can I Lose this Game?
29 30          
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Rubinstein Endgames - part 4
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Chess Olympiad - part 4
         

May 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
        GM Boris Alterman
Max Lange Attack #2
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Hou Yifan - WGM Olga Girya
CM Dan Heisman
Technique: King and 5 pawns vs King and 4 pawns
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
GM Alex Yermolinsky
The Forgotten Man - part 1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
US Championship - part 4
Watson
Queen's Gambit Declined #4
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Mikenas' Gold
GM Boris Alterman
Two Knights Morphy Attack #1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
U.S. Championship 2014 - Round 1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
U.S. Championship 2014 - Round 2
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
U.S. Championship 2014 - Round 3
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
U.S. Championship 2014 - Round 4
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
U.S. Championship 2014 - Round 5
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
U.S. Championship 2014 - Round 6
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
U.S. Championship 2014 - Round 7
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
U.S. Championship 2014 - Round 8
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
U.S. Championship 2014 - Round 9
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
U.S. Championship 2014 - Round 10
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
U.S. Championship 2014 - Round 11
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
U.S. Championship 2014 - Playoffs
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Attack the Castle!
GM Boris Alterman
Two Knights Morphy Attack #2
GM Joel Benjamin
GM David - GM Vachier-Lagrave
CM Dan Heisman
Desperation Pays Off
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
GM Alex Yermolinsky
The Forgotten Man - part 2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
US Championship - part 5
Watson
Queen's Gambit Declined #5
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: More Great Judgement and Planinc
GM Boris Alterman
Two Knights Chigorin Gambit #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Eljanov - GM Bologan
CM Dan Heisman
Finding Combinations in Games and Puzzles

April 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
    Watson
Queen's Gambit Declined #1
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: It's Only Me
GM Boris Alterman
Urusov Gambit #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Quingnan - GM Yangyi
CM Dan Heisman
Learning Opening Tactics with The Winning Way
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
GM Alex Yermolinsky
A great quasi-comeback - part 1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
US Championship - part 2
Watson
Queen's Gambit Declined #2
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Spring Cleaning!
GM Boris Alterman
Urusov Gambit #2
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Van Kampen - GM Rapport
CM Dan Heisman
1900 Plays Fast and Suffers Upset
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
GM Alex Yermolinsky
A great quasi-comeback - part 2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
US Championship - part 3
Watson
Queen's Gambit Declined #3
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: A Taylor-Made sac-cloth, Carmen's March and How to Landa Punch
GM Boris Alterman
Max Lange Attack #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Nepomniachtchi - GM Svidler
CM Dan Heisman
Invisible Moves and Sneaky Pins
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Gashimov Memorial GOTD Round 1
GM David Smerdon
Gashimov Memorial GOTD Round 2
GM Miguel Illescas
Gashimov Memorial GOTD Round 3
GM Gawain Jones
Gashimov Memorial GOTD Round 4
GM Jonathan Speelman
Gashimov Memorial GOTD Round 5
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Karjakin - GM Kamsky
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Gashimov Memorial GOTD Round 6
27 28 29 30      
GM John Fedorowicz
Gashimov Memorial GOTD Round 7
GM Miguel Illescas
Gashimov Memorial GOTD Round 8
GM Larry Christiansen
Gashimov Memorial GOTD Round 9
GM Lars Bo Hansen
Gashimov Memorial GOTD Round 10
     

March 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
            1
            CM Dan Heisman
Endgame Study Negated with Fast Play
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
GM Alex Yermolinsky
The Caro-Kann Besieged - part 1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Toward the Candidates - part 5
Watson
Trompowsky Attack #7
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Gulyev Zhigs the Blues
GM Boris Alterman
Benko Gambit #3
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Nikita Maiorov - GM Ding Liren
CM Dan Heisman
Typical Amateur Loss After Up a Piece
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
GM Alex Yermolinsky
The Caro-Kann Besieged - part 2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Toward the Candidates - part 6
Watson
Trompowsky Attack #8
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Ladies Second!
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Candidates 2014 - GOTD Rd 1
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Candidates 2014 - GOTD Rd 2
GM John Fedorowicz
Candidates 2014 - GOTD Rd 3
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
GM Alex Yermolinsky
The Caro-Kann Besieged - part 3
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Candidates 2014 - GOTD Rd 4
GM Varuzhan Akobian
Candidates 2014 - GOTD Rd 5
GM Gawain Jones
Candidates 2014 - GOTD Rd 6
GM Boris Alterman
Benko Gambit #4
GM Miguel Illescas
Candidates 2014 - GOTD Rd 7
GM Lars Bo Hansen
Candidates 2014 - GOTD Rd 8
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
GM Varuzhan Akobian
Candidates 2014 - GOTD Rd 9
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Toward the Candidates - part 7
GM Jonathan Speelman
Candidates 2014 - GOTD Rd 10
GM Gata Kamsky
Candidates 2014 - GOTD Rd 11
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Candidates 2014 - GOTD Rd 12
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Mustafa Yilmaz - GM Alexander Motylev
GM Gregory Kaidanov
Candidates 2014 - GOTD Rd 13
30 31          
GM Gregory Kaidanov
Candidates 2014 - GOTD Rd 14
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
US Championship - part 1
         

February 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
            1
            GM Joel Benjamin
Zurich Challenge 2014 - Round 3 GOTD
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Zurich Challenge 2014 - Round 4 GOTD
GM Joel Benjamin
Zurich Challenge 2014 - Round 5 GOTD
Watson
Trompowsky Attack #3
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: KID on the Rock
GM Boris Alterman
Traxler Counter-attack #2
GM Joel Benjamin
IM Etienne Goudriaan - GM Jan Timman
CM Dan Heisman
Philidor and Lucena
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Looking back at 2013 #2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Toward the Candidates - part 2
Watson
Trompowsky Attack #4
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: More Nuggets from the Rock 2014
GM Boris Alterman
Traxler Counter-attack #3
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave- GM Sandro Mareco
CM Dan Heisman
Just for Fun Queen Sac
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Looking back at 2013 #3
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Toward the Candidates - part 3
Watson
Trompowsky Attack #5
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Nei doubles down and A Gust of Win
GM Boris Alterman
Benko Gambit #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Nikita Vitiugov - GM Vassily Ivanchuk
CM Dan Heisman
Solving an Endgame Puzzle
23 24 25 26 27 28  
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Looking back at 2013 #4
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Toward the Candidates - part 4
Watson
Trompowsky Attack #6
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: An Oscar for Kingside Story
GM Boris Alterman
Benko Gambit #2
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Vladimir Akopian - GM Boris Chatalbashev
 

January  2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
      GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Alekseev Fireworks to Start 2014
GM Boris Alterman
Fried Liver Attack #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Emil Sutovsky - IM Martin Zumsande
CM Dan Heisman
Endgame Turnaround
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Looking back at 2013 #1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Kasparov-Kramnik 2000 - part 3
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The English Defense #15
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: Striking sacrifices at Wijk aan Zee
GM Boris Alterman
Fried Liver Attack #2
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek - GM Ivan Popov
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Tata Steel 2014 - Round 1 GOTD
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
GM Varuzhan Akobian
Tata Steel 2014 - Round 2 GOTD
GM Gregory Kaidanov
Tata Steel 2014 - Round 3 GOTD
Watson
Trompowsky Attack #1
GM Joel Benjamin
Tata Steel 2014 - Round 4 GOTD
GM Boris Alterman
Traxler counter-attack #1
GM Joel Benjamin
Tata Steel 2014 - Round 5 GOTD
GM Joel Benjamin
Tata Steel 2014 - Round 6 GOTD
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
GM David Smerdon
Tata Steel 2014 - Round 7 GOTD
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Kasparov-Kramnik 2000 - part 4
GM Joel Benjamin
Tata Steel 2014 - Round 8 GOTD
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: In Harmen's Way
GM Miguel Illescas
Tata Steel 2014 - Round 9 GOTD
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Josep Oms Pallisse - GM Vugar Gashimov
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Tata Steel 2014 - Round 10 GOTD
26 27 28 29 30 31  
GM Jon Speelman
Tata Steel 2014 - Round 11 GOTD
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Toward the Candidates - part 1
Watson
Trompowsky Attack #2
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with LarryC: How to Attack? Just Ask - A Cup of Jobava
GM Joel Benjamin
Zurich Challenge 2014 - Round 1 GOTD
GM Joel Benjamin
Zurich Challenge 2014 - Round 2 GOTD
 

December  2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Next Generation #1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
USSR vs. World 1970 - part 2
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The English Defense #10
GM Larry Christiansen
Dubinin been' pinnin' (and liftin')
GM Boris Alterman
The Falkbeer Counter Gambit #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Vallejo Pons - GM Miroslaw Grabarczyk
CM Dan Heisman
One Big Mistake
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Next Generation #2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
USSR vs. World 1984
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The English Defense #11
Joel Benjamin
London Chess Classic GOTD - Day 1
Lars Bo Hansen
London Chess Classic GOTD - Day 2
GM Larry Christiansen
London Chess Classic GOTD - Day 3
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
London Chess Classic GOTD - Day 4
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
GM Alex Yermolinsky
London Chess Classic GOTD - Day 5
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Russia vs. World 2002
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The English Defense #12
GM Larry Christiansen
A Modern Classic from 1943
GM Boris Alterman
The Falkbeer Counter Gambit #2
GM Joel Benjamin
IM Anatoli Shvedchikov - GM Viktor Kupreichik
CM Dan Heisman
Hope Chess, Hand-Waving, and Acquiescing
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Next Generation #3
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Kasparov-Kramnik 2000 - part 1
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The English Defense #13
GM Larry Christiansen
Tal and the Spirit of Giving
GM Boris Alterman
The Falkbeer Counter Gambit #3
GM Joel Benjamin
GM David Baramidze - GM Varuzhan Akobian
CM Dan Heisman
Positional Maneuvering
29 30 31        
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Next Generation #4
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Kasparov-Kramnik 2000 - part 2
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The English Defense #14
       

November  2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
          GM Joel Benjamin
GM Alexander Morozevich - GM Viktor Laznicka
CM Dan Heisman
Unbalanced Game - Possible Upset
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Easy Come Easy Go - A story of Modern Opening Preparation #1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Hunt to White King
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The English Defense #6
GM Larry Christiansen
Carlsen Carnage - Relentless & Efficient
GM Boris Alterman
The Hennig-Schara Gambit #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Sam Shankland - GM Lubomir Ftacnik
CM Dan Heisman
Alekhine-Rubinstein 1921
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Easy Come Easy Go - A story of Modern Opening Preparation #2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Into the Labyrinth
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The English Defense #7
GM Larry Christiansen
More Carlsen Carnage
GM Boris Alterman
The Hennig-Schara Gambit #2
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Dragan Solak - GM Alexander Grischuk
CM Dan Heisman
Galaxy Quest
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Easy Come Easy Go - A story of Modern Opening Preparation #3
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Titans in Linares
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The English Defense #8
GM Larry Christiansen
Back the the Future!
GM Jonathan Speelman
GOTD - World Championshp - Game 9
GM Alex Yermolinsky
GOTD - World Championshp - Game 10
CM Dan Heisman
Tactical R&P Endgame
24 25 26 27 28 20 30
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Easy Come Easy Go - A story of Modern Opening Preparation #4
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
USSR vs. World 1970 - part 1
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The English Defense #9
GM Larry Christiansen
More Championship blasts from the Past
GM Boris Alterman
The Hennig-Schara Gambit #3
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Baadur Jobava - GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
CM Dan Heisman
Zugzwang

October  2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
    Watson
Repertoire for Black - The English Defense #1
GM Larry Christiansen
Attacking on the g-file
GM Boris Alterman
The Evans Gambit #3
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Urii Eliseev - GM Yu Yangyi
CM Dan Heisman
Was the Loss Inevitable?
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Botvinnik... Kramnik, who's next? #1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Candidates 2007: Aronian vs. Carlsen - Part 1
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The English Defense #2
GM Larry Christiansen
Unsound but effective!
GM Boris Alterman
The Evans Gambit #4
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Dmitry Andreikin - GM Sergey Karjakin
CM Dan Heisman
Tabiya 16 - Caro Kann, Classical Variation
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Botvinnik... Kramnik, who's next? #2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Candidates 2007: Aronian vs. Carlsen - Part 2
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The English Defense #3
GM Larry Christiansen
They were Expendable
GM Boris Alterman
The Cochrane Gambit #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Nisipeanu - GM Caruana
CM Dan Heisman
Fighting Sveshnikov
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Botvinnik... Kramnik, who's next? #3
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Candidates 2007: Aronian vs. Carlsen - Part 3
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The English Defense #4
GM Larry Christiansen
Petrosian takeout
GM Boris Alterman
The Cochrane Gambit #2
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Matlakov - GM Eljanov

CM Dan Heisman
Exposing King OK but Later Mistakes Fatal

27 28 29 30 31    
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Botvinnik... Kramnik, who's next? #4
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
World Cup 2007: Carlsen - Adams and Kamsky - Carlsen
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The English Defense #5
GM Larry Christiansen
The Champ Throws a Mean Punch
GM Boris Alterman
The Cochrane Gambit #3
   

September  2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Tromso Heroes #1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Rapid wonder
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The Chigorin #4
GM Larry Christiansen
Attack with Andreikin!
GM Boris Alterman
The Dashing Danish #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Viktor Bologan - GM Ian Nepomniachtchi
CM Dan Heisman
Sometimes the Underdog Reigns
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Tromso Heroes #2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
PCA 1995: Anand vs. Kasparov - Part 1
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The Chigorin #5
GM Larry Christiansen
LarryC Summer Clearance
GM Boris Alterman
The Dashing Danish #2
GM Joel Benjamin
IM Angel Espinosa Aranda vs. GM Ivan Salgado Lopez
CM Dan Heisman
Sneaky Pin Missed Repeatedly
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Tromso Heroes #3
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
PCA 1995: Anand vs. Kasparov - Part 2
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The Chigorin #6
GM Larry Christiansen
LarryC Summer Clearance Semi-Finals
GM Boris Alterman
The Evans Gambit #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Ian Nepomniachtchi vs. GM Alexander Moiseenko
CM Dan Heisman
Dan vs Computer #5 Verbalized Slow Game
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Tromso Heroes #4
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
PCA 1995: Anand vs. Kasparov - Part 3
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The Chigorin #7
GM Larry Christiansen
LarryC Summer Clearance Finals - A Rousing Rauzer!
GM Boris Alterman
The Evans Gambit #2
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Fabien Libiszewski vs. GM Romain Edouard
CM Dan Heisman
Dan vs Computer #5 Verbalized Slow Game #2
29 30          
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Tromso Heroes #5
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
PCA 1995: Anand vs. Kasparov - Part 4
         

August  2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          2 3
          GM Joel Benjamin
GM Ray Robson - GM Lu Shanglei
CM Dan Heisman
Up and Down vs Expert
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Two Pawns down but alive and kicking #1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
A decade of rivarly - Part 2
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The French #21
GM Larry Christiansen
Stein's Salute with Two Shots of Ruy
  GM Joel Benjamin
GM Alexander Moiseenko - GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
CM Dan Heisman
Just One -Easy- Recapture in the Deep Endgame
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Two Pawns down but alive and kicking #2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
A decade of rivarly - Part 3
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The Chigorin #1
GM Larry Christiansen
Reporting from Tromso, Norway
  GM Joel Benjamin
GM Ray Robson - GM Andrei Volokitin
CM Dan Heisman
Recognizing Tactical One Plus Ones
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Two Pawns down but alive and kicking #3
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
The Game of the Century
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The Chigorin #2
GM Larry Christiansen
Northern highLights from Tromso
  GM Joel Benjamin
GM Nikita Vitiugov - GM Markus Ragger
CM Dan Heisman
Another Immortal Game
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Two Pawns down but alive and kicking #4
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Garry's masterpiece
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The Chigorin #3
GM Larry Christiansen
Tomashevky a Surgeon not Swashbuckler
  GM Joel Benjamin
GM Evgeny Tomashevsky - GM Levon Aronian
CM Dan Heisman
A Real Spielmann Sacrifice

July  2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
  GM Ronen Har-Zvi
The Match that changed Chess history - Part 4
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The French #16
GM Larry Christiansen
The G-man Handcuffs Alekseev
  GM Joel Benjamin
GM Ruslan Ponomariov - GM Pavel Eljanov
CM Dan Heisman
Silly Mistakes Lead to Instructive Endgame
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Why did Magnus lose that rook ending #1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Botvinnik vs. Bronstein - Part 1
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The French #17
GM Larry Christiansen
Wild Norwegian Slam-on as Adams Smokes Agdestein
  GM Joel Benjamin
GM Dimitri Reinderman - GM Wouter Spoelman
CM Dan Heisman
Tabiya 15 - Qc2 (Classical) Nimzo-Indian
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Why did Magnus lose that rook ending #2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Botvinnik vs. Bronstein - Part 2
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The French #18
GM Larry Christiansen
Spassky's shows Kan-do Spirit
  GM Joel Benjamin
GM Ni Hua - GM Eduardo Iturrizaga
CM Dan Heisman
The Most Common Opening Inaccuracies
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Why did Magnus lose that rook ending #3
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Botvinnik vs. Bronstein - Part 3
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The French #19
GM Larry Christiansen
Spassky Chimes in Moscow 1973
  GM Joel Benjamin
GM Victor Mikhalevski - GM Parimarjan Negi
CM Dan Heisman
One Sneaky Pin Too Many
28 29 30 31      
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Why did Magnus lose that rook ending #4
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
A decade of rivarly - Part 1
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The French #20
GM Larry Christiansen
Symphony of Attack with the SteinWay
     

June  2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
            1
            CM Dan Heisman
Playing Too Fast at Wrong Time
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Back from Chicago #1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
The Great Struggle - Part 3
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The French #12
GM Larry Christiansen
Steady, Focused Attack gets a Leg Up in Legica
GM Boris Alterman
Play with Pawns #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Gata Kamsky - GM Alexander Grischuk
CM Dan Heisman
Endgame Advantage Fades to Loss
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Back from Chicago #2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
The Match that changed Chess history - Part 1
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The French #13
GM Larry Christiansen
Larry on the European Championship - Part 4
GM Boris Alterman
Play with Pawns #2
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Leon Hoyos - GM Ray Robson
CM Dan Heisman
Clever Defense and Good Technique
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Back from Chicago #3
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
The Match that changed Chess history - Part 2
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The French #14
GM Larry Christiansen
Tal's Telltale Talent tills Tolya to tap Tallin Tally
GM Boris Alterman
Play with Pawns #3
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Tornike Sanikidze - GM Konstantin Landa
CM Dan Heisman
The Real and Mythical Outside Passed Pawn
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Back from Chicago #4
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
The Match that changed Chess history - Part 3
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The French #15
GM Larry Christiansen
Pearl from Porz--Brilliant but Flawed
GM Boris Alterman
Play with Pawns #4
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Alexander Areshchenko - GM Anatoly Karpov
CM Dan Heisman
A Ton of Instructive Mistakes
30            
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Back from Chicago #5
           

May  2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
      GM Larry Christiansen
1983 U.S. Championship - Whitehead vs. Benjamin
GM Boris Alterman
Bishop Pair advantage #8
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Veselin Topalov - GM Peter Leko
CM Dan Heisman
Throwing the Kitchen Sink Failed
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Same Color Bishop Endings #1
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Jussupov vs. Ivanchuk - 1991 Candidates Match
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The French #8
GM Larry Christiansen
1986 U.S. Championship - Rohde vs. Kogan
GM Boris Alterman
'Good' and 'Bad' Bishops #1
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Li Chao - GM Zhou Weiqi
CM Dan Heisman
Little Mistakes Add up - Then Subtract
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Same Color Bishop Endings #2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Ivanchuk vs. Jussupov- 1991 Candidates Match
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The French #9
GM Larry Christiansen
Larry reports from the US Championship
GM Boris Alterman
'Good' and 'Bad' Bishops #2
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Ray Robson - FM John Bryant
CM Dan Heisman
Strong Player's Fast Play Not Punished
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Same Color Bishop Endings #3
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
The Great Struggle - Part 1
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The French #10
GM Larry Christiansen
Liviu and Let Fly - Romanian Rollup in Legica
GM Boris Alterman
'Good' and 'Bad' Bishops #3
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Maxim Rodshtein - GM Ian Nepomniachtchi
CM Dan Heisman
The Better Analyst Wins - Barely
26 27 28 29 30 31  
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Same Color Bishop Endings #4
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
The Great Struggle - Part 2
Watson
Repertoire for Black - The French #11
GM Larry Christiansen
The Importance of Beating Ernst
GM Boris Alterman
'Good' and 'Bad' Bishops #4
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Yannick Pelletier - IM Andreas Hagen
 

 

   IM Mark Ginsburg Feb 14, 2011 

 


Upholding the Sicilian: Smith-Morra Gambit #2     Members : Full show
Upholding the Sicilian: Smith-Morra Gambit #1    

John Watson is on break the next two weeks. IM Mark Ginsburg will be stepping in with an excellent video series Upholding the Sicilian: Smith-Morra Gambit.

The Sicilian Defense is by far Black's most popular answer to 1 e4 at all levels of chess - but many White players prefer to avoid the main lines by playing one of the multitude of so-called ‘Anti-Sicilian' lines on offer. These alternatives to 2 Nf3 include the primitive but dangerous Grand Prix Attack, one or two wild gambits, and also some tedious and niggling variations such as the Alapin with 2. c3, the Closed Sicilian, the Moscow/Rossolimo with 3. Bb5(+) and the KIA which are all designed to stamp out any fun Black was envisaging when playing 1...c5.

But fear not, because there's an antidote to it all: "Upholding the Sicilian" by IM Mark Ginsburg, who in a new video series provides a reliable repertoire to all those annoying sidelines!

  Winter Blunderland #2 December 

 

   GM Akobian's "French Connection" Dec 29, 2011 

 

The Holiday season is always a favorite time of the year to watch The French Connection, and here on ICC Chess.FM, we have our own version of the cult classic with a new series of GM Varuzhan "Popeye" Akobian videos based on his own ideas and repertoire as a lifelong maven of the French Defense!

Akobian's French Connection is a new five-part series that will give everyone from beginner to expert player the framework for further research on a reliable system to meet 1 e4 with e6!


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12/29/2011 Unusual sidelines
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GM Boris Alterman will be on holiday throughout December and Gambit Guide  will be back again in January 2012.



   London Chess Classic 2011 Dec 3rd - 12th 

 

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Yermo GM Suat Atalik
"Atalik"
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Yermo GM Suat Atalik
"Atalik"
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Yermo GM Peter Svidler
"p-svidler"
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12/10
Yermo GM Suat Atalik
"Atalik"
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12/09
Yermo GM Suat Atalik
"Atalik"
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Yermo GM Suat Atalik
"Atalik"
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Yermo GM Suat Atalik
"Atalik"
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Yermo GM Suat Atalik
"Atalik"
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12/04
Yermo GM Suat Atalik
"Atalik"
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12/03
Yermo GM Suat Atalik
"Atalik"
1
12/03
Yermo GM Peter Svidler
"p-svidler"
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 "Positional Exchange Sacrifice" Nov 01, 2011 

 

"Positional Exchange Sacrifice" by FM Valeri Lilov (Tiger-Lilov)

While IM John Watson takes a well-earned break from his regular show Beyond the Opening, his spot for the next two Tuesdays is filled by FM Valeri Lilov, with a bonus 4-part video series for members on positional exchange sacrifices. Pt 1 & 2 are shown together, with 3 & 4 next week.

 
Last Show Positional Exchange Sacrifice  Part 1 - PREVIEW | FULL SHOW
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   "Chess Talk" June 12, 2011 

 

Janis Nisii
Janis Nisii

Levon Aronian
GM Levon Aronian   part 2  FREE PREVIEW | Full show (Members-Only)

This month  (Tue., 7 June ), replacing IM John Watson for now as guest host of Chess Talk will be international chess journalist Janis Nisii (Janis on ICC).  Janis lives and works in Italy and has reported on several major elite tournaments for magazines such as New In Chess, Chess (UK), 64 (Russia), Europe Echecs (France), Jaque (Spain), Schach (Germany) and Torre & Cavallo (Italy).

And her very special guest in a two-part Chess Talk special needs no introduction, as it is world No.3 and recent candidate Levon Aronian.  Levon Aronian has led tiny chess mad Armenia to two Olympiad Golds in 2006 and 2008 and his most recent victory was winning the final Amber Tournament in Monte Carlo. 


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   39th Chess Olympiad Oct 3, 2010 

 

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GM Larry Christiansen Olympiad GOTD Special #2
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Thur, 23 Sept
GM Joel Benjamin Olympiad GOTD Special #3
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GM Larry Christiansen Olympiad GOTD Special #4
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GM Joel Benjamin Olympiad GOTD Special #5
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GM Alex Yermolinsky Olympiad GOTD Special #6
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GM Gregory Kaidanov Olympiad GOTD Special #7
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GM Nick DeFirmian Olympiad GOTD Special #8
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Thur, 30 Sept
GM Alex Yermolinsky Olympiad GOTD Special #9
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GM Alex Yermolinsky Olympiad GOTD Special #10
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Sun, 03 Oct
GM Alex Yermolinsky Olympiad GOTD Special #11
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   Dortmund 2010 July, 2010 

 

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IM Mark Ginsburg             GM Peter Leko vs. GM Arkadij Naiditsch                     
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   4th Bazna Kings June, 2010 

 

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   World Championship "GAME OF THE DAY" May 11, 2010 

 

N Name FED FIDE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 PTS
1 Vishy Anand IND 2787 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 6.5
2 Vesselin Topalov BUL 2805 1 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 5.5
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   Amber 2010 Mar 13-25, 2010 

 

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   Linares 2010 Feb 13-24, 2010 

 

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GM Alex Yermolinsky GM Veselin Topalov vs. GM Boris Gelfand
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   Corus 2010 Jan 16-31, 2010 

 

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GM Gawain Jones  GM Alexei Shirov vs. GM Leinier Dominguez
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London 2009

   London Chess Classic 2009 December 8-15, 2009 

 

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 GM Larry Christiansen  GM Ni Hua vs. GM David Howell
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   Tal Memorial 2009 November 5-14, 2009 

 

Mikhail Tal has a special place in the hearts of most chess players. Tal deeply loved the game of chess and believed "Chess, first of all, is Art." Fittingly, the 2009 Tal Memorial in honor of the "Magician from Riga" is the strongest tournament of the year, and one of the strongest fields of all time. MORE INFO.

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GM Jon Speelman  GM Vassily Ivanchuk vs. GM Vladimir Kramnik
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   NANJING 2009 October, 2009 

 

The 2nd Nanjing Pearl Spring Chess Tournament takes place 27th Sept - 9th October 2009 in Nanjing, China. The total prize fund is $365,000 (250,000 Euros) and event is part of the Grand Slam series, with the winner getting an automatic seat into next year’s Grand Slam Masters Final. MORE INFO.

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GM Larry Christiansen  GM Magnus Carlsen vs. GM Dmitry Jakovenko
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   Bilbao 2009 September 6-12, 2009 

 

Bilbao starts on Sept. 6 and runs through the 12th. ICC will have live coverage each day, along with the "Game of the Day" video. For more information, please see the official event page.
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   IM Alex Lenrman's  "Endgame for Beginners"  
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IM Alex Lenderman provides a two-part, introductory lecture about chess endings. Follow along as he annotates moves upon the board for play-by-play action.

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   Pete Tamburro's  "The Sizzling Scandinavian"  
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The Scandinavian Defense (or Centre Counter) has risen in a relatively short time from being a theoretical backwater to a fully-blown main line opening. Its change in name to the Scandinavian came in the mid-1980s with its rehabilitation at top level by Denmark's Bent Larsen. And its rise since then has been nothing short of meteoric, even being used with great effect by Vishy Anand in his unsuccessful 1995 world title match against Garry Kasparov.

Against 1 e4, the Scandinavian is hugely popular at club level because Black gains a minor psychological victory by setting the agenda from the off with 1..d5! And in his new ICC Chess.FM series on the Scandinavian, Pete Tamburro explores the 2...Qxd5 lines in five videos (and with a two volume set to come later on 2 ..Nf6) that will take you through all the key themes and strategies required for Black to play this popular, and easy-to-play opening with confidence - and sizzling success!

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NH tournament 2009 (Aug 20 - 31)
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MrHat(GM) GM Nakamura vs. GM Ljubojevic
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LarryC(GM) GM Yifan vs. GM Ljubojevic
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N-DeFirmian(GM) GM Beliavsky vs. GM Nakamura
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MrHat(GM) GM Stellwagen vs. GM Van Wely
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LarryC(GM) GM Svidler vs. GM Nakamura
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LarryC(GM) GM Smeets vs. GM Beliavsky
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Kaidanov(GM) GM Heine Nielsen vs. GM Smeets
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MrHat(GM) GM Caruana vs. GM Heine Nielsen
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MrHat(GM) GM Van Wely vs. GM Stellwagen
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LarryC(GM) GM Nakamura vs. GM Svidler

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Dortmund 2009 (July 2nd - 12th)
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LarryC(GM) GM Carlsen vs. GM Jakovenko
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LarryC(GM) GM Jakovenko vs. GM Naiditsch
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Kaidanov(GM) GM Naiditsch vs. GM Leko
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Indiana-Jones(GM) GM Naiditsch vs. GM Kraminik
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N-DeFirmian(GM) GM Leko vs. GM Bacrot
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N-DeFirmian(GM) GM Jakovenko- GM Carlsen
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Speelman(GM) GM Bacrot vs. GM Kramnik
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LarryC(GM) GM Kramnik vs. GM Carlsen
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N-DeFirmian(GM) GM Jakovenko vs. GM Kramnik
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MrHat(GM) GM Kramnik vs. GM Naiditsch

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OPENINGS
TITLE
AUTHOR
DATE
Caro-Kann, Advance Variation
IM Alex Lenderman
05.23.08
Smith Morra Gambit (3/3)
IM Alex Lenderman
09.04.07
Smith Morra Gambit (2/3)
IM Alex Lenderman
08.27.07
Smith Morra Gambit (1/3)
IM Alex Lenderman
08.20.07
Openings for Beginners
IM Alex Lenderman
07.03.07
French Winawer with 5.Bd2
GM Perelshteyn
07.30.06
The English Opening: Benko vs. Botvinnik
Pete Tamburro
07.13.06
The English Opening: Botvinnik vs. Soderberg
Pete Tamburro
06.21.06
The English Opening: Botvinnik vs. Smyslov
Pete Tamburro
04.30.06
The English Opening according to Botvinnik
Pete Tamburro
04.17.06
The English Opening according to Botvinnik II
Pete Tamburro
04.17.06
Colle/Zukertort System: Colle vs. Grunfeld
IM Mark Diesen
11.15.04
Kings Indian: GM Kasparov vs. GM Carlsen
IM Mark Diesen
06.19.04
English attack: GM Illescas vs. GM Rowson
IM Mark Diesen
06.24.04
Two Knights Defense: 4. Ng5
GM Larry Christiansen
05.04.04

 

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