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2017 Saint Louis Winter Invitational: Day 4

Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan dissects an endgame from the Club's Saturday Night Special on March 4. FM Justus Williams had white against WCM Thalia Cervantes.

2017.03.07 Justus Williams vs. Thalia Cervantes, 2017: D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 3.Nf3

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2017 Saint Louis Winter Invitational: Day 3

Dennis LaRue demonstrates the exchange sacrifice: when a rook is given up for a minor piece and positional compensation. Perhaps no player is more closely associated with the concept than is Petrosian.

2017.03.07 Boris Spassky vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian, Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1966): A46 Queen's pawn, Torre attack http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1106720

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2017 Saint Louis Winter Invitational: Day 2

Jonathan Schrantz shows you how to play the Leningrad variation of the Dutch Defence, an opening rarely seen in top level play. In this second part, learn the 7...c6 branch.

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2017 Saint Louis Winter Invitational: Day 1

Grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian reviews a Tigran Petrosian game from the 1956 USSR Championship. Petrosian's positional artwork was inspirational to Akobian.

2017.03.02 Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Vladimir Simagin, Ch URS (1956): A15 English opening http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1106312

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The Dangerous Danish Gambit | Chess Openings Explained

Jonathan Schrantz substitutes for the grandmaster in the debut of this viewer submission lecture. See a game where a player resigned in an engine-declared superior position at the 2016 Wisconsin Memorial.

2017.03.02 Corey A Larson vs. Timothy N Trachok, 2016: A57 Benko gambit Emily Trask as white, 2017: B20 Sicilian defence

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Positional Sacrifices | Kids' Class - GM Denes Boros

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!

2017.02.08

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Vladimir Kramnik's Best Endgames | Endgame Exclam!! - GM Denes Boros

Grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian shows two of his endgames from the 2017 Gibraltar Chess Festival. Find the methods Var used in only slightly better positions.

2017.02.28 Eesha Karavade vs Varuzhan Akobian, Tradewise Gibraltar (2017) http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1859960 Pere Garriga Cazorla vs Varuzhan Akobian, Tradewise Gibraltar (2017) http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1860326

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Tactical Challenge #21 with Jonathan Schrantz

Dennis LaRue features games that prominently exhibit double attacks, also known as forks and discovered attacks. A double attack consists of two attacks made with one move.

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E. Williams vs. Staunton, London 1851 | Tactics Time!

Jonathan Schrantz shows you how to play the Leningrad variation of the Dutch Defence, an opening rarely seen in top level play. In this first part, learn the 7...Nc6 branch.

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The Complete Semi-Slav Part 10: Anti-Moscow Variation (6.Bh4) | Chess Openings Explained

Jonathan Schrantz challenges you to find the best move. Find a mate or win material with pins, forks, skewers, and more. If you find a good move, see if you can find an even better one.

2017.01.16

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