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Blunders #2 with Catherine & Ryan

Ben Simon covers the best of the first round of the GM and IM Norms tournament. Hear from IM Cemil Can "JJ" Ali Marandi and FM Josh Colas. Which future chess superstars will emerge from the two fields?

2017.02.16 Cemil Can Ali Marandi vs. Nikhil Kumar, 2017: B12 Caro-Kann, Tartakower (fantasy) variation Joshua Colas vs. Aaron Grabinsky, 2017: A00 Benko's opening

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The Complete Semi-Slav Part 8: Botvinnik (16. Na4 Main Line) | Chess Openings Explained

Dennis LaRue substitutes the openings class to teach the Danish Gambit. White sacrifices one or two pawns for the sake of rapid development and attack.

2017.02.13 C21 Danish gambit, Schlechter defence

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Kamsky, Fischer, and the PRO Chess League | Games to Know by Heart - GM Denes Boros

Grandmaster Denes Boros shows the kids games and puzzles that exhibit positional sacrifices. These sacrifices give away material but gain control of important squares.

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Young Kasparov vs. the Hungarians | Mastering the Middlegame - GM Ben Finegold

Grandmaster Denes Boros reviews games from the Club's local monthlong tournament, the Wednesday Knights. The imperfections of the sub-2000 rated players offer valuable lessons.

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Maximillian Lu: The Best 11 Year Old | Chess in the 21st Century - GM Ben Finegold

Grandmaster Denes Boros shows two brilliancies from Gata Kamsky and Bobby Fischer. Plus, see puzzles based on games from the online PRO Chess League.

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Morphy's Night at the Opera | Tactics Time!

Jonathan Schrantz analyzes the Botvinnik variation if the Semi-Slav Defense, with the most popular continuation, 16. Na4. See games from Alexei Shirov and Magnus Carlsen.

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Save Hopeless Positions | Endgame Exclam!! - Eric Rosen

Catherine Leberg and Ryan Chester show their horrible mistakes in games they've played online. Have you done worse? This video is meant for children and beginners of all ages. Not for advanced players!


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Beat Fischer, Karjakin, & Kummer | Games to Know by Heart - IM Eric Rosen

Dennis LaRue looks at smothered mates, which are picturesque checkmates where a knight delivers the mate and the king is surrounded by his own pieces. See puzzles and games that include the pattern.

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Blunders #1 with Catherine & Ryan

Jonathan Schrantz and Mike Kummer determine the order of pairings for the seasonal GM and IM Norm tournaments (2/16 - 2/21). Two Club members face each other on André Breton and Nicolas Calas's "Wine Glass Set and Board," on display at the World Chess Hall of Fame.

Ten random glasses (the pieces) have a seed number attached to them. When one is captured, that number is assigned to two players.

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The Complete Semi-Slav Part 7: Botvinnik (16. Rb1 Lines) | Chess Openings Explained

Jonathan Schrantz explores the Moscow variation in the penultimate edition of his Semi-Slav series. More passive than the Botvinnik variation, Black holds solid against White’s superior development.

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