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22 Sep 2007
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GM Khachiyan looks at an entirely tactical game. It does however kick off with a piece sacrifice based entirely on positional considerations. But when the opponent fights back, the only way to win is to be concrete. Try to guess white's moves as you watch, and sharpen your calculation skills. Full video available at *******www.Chess****/videos
15 Jan 2010
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GM Khachiyan starts to take a look at some incredible defensive gems from famous Grandmasters. The first one is from former World Champion Karpov. When you see this position, I suspect you'll be quite shocked to hear that black could defend himself! There is also good practical advice about where to use your time, and how far to calculate before making your decisions.
20 Jul 2009
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FM Ingvar Johnannesson presents Intermediate Checkmate Patterns for those ready to move past beginner knowledge of checkmate scenarios and on to the next step. Johannesson brings real game scenarios featuring beautiful sacrifices appropriate for different mating patterns.
22 Jul 2009
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In this video, Roman covers a big mainline of the Scotch Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 ed 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.e5 d5 6.Bb4 Ne4 7.Nxd4 Bd7. You will definitely learn something from this very complex strategic opening, as Dzindzi shows you how to choose between two main sources of play: a central blockade or a vicious kingside attack.
22 Jul 2009
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This channel was set up to be a backup for our youtube channel, or possibly replace it. Our goal is to provide reviews of tactical gear, firearms, survival, hunting, prepping, body armor, law enforcement, military, and the like.
FM Rensch continues his series on the Principle of Two Weaknesses with a crystal clear same-colored-bishops endgame. While continuing to instill a deep understanding of this fundamental principle, he gives a very thorough lesson on technique.
24 Jul 2009
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Beauty, bravery, excitement and initiative! No it’s not the new blockbuster summer movie but the Modern Approach to Gambits by FM Valeri Lilov. This first video takes a look at the Evans Gambit as played by Gary Kasparov vs Anand in a thrilling example of new thoughts on old lines. This video teaches basic principles of initiative, combination play and the proper application of pressure following the initial sacrifice.
24 Jul 2009
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We take a break from GM Khachiyan's series on defense, to bring you the first of another series on using minimal advantages. In this first video GM Khachiyan goes over an extremely instructive game of Tigran Petrosian's, against Botvinnik from their World Championship match. Petrosian also happens to have been Khachiyan's chess coach!! so he not only explains the game to us, but relates some of what he remembers Petrosian telling him about it.
28 Jul 2009
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After you watch this video, you'll never have to worry about the Dutch again. GM Dzindzichashvili explained to me: against some openings, it is ok to get a playable position; but the Dutch goes against principles. Against openings like that, you should get a serious advantage. He also promises that this system is easy to learn and remember.
20 May 2010
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IM Shankland gives the viewer advice on how to pick a set of openings for themselves. He gives a rapid-fire tour of a host of openings, providing insights and evaluations. You will learn a lot about which openings are considered sound at top levels, how you can tell which openings are sound, as well as a host of opening ideas.
31 Jul 2009
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FM Steven Zierk's first video for chess****! He kicks off what will be a complete course on king and pawn endgames with a look at the basics and fundamentals. Concepts include: the square of the pawn, the opposition, outflanking. He also covers some most important king and one pawn vs. king positions to show which are wins and which are draws. If you are a novice to pawn endgames, start right here!
1 Aug 2009
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GM Khachiyan looks at a very typical and dangerous looking attack. He breaks down what thought process the defender should use, as he goes down several branches of the defense. This video is excellent for anyone wanting to improve their play in the face of direct attacks on their king.
3 Aug 2009
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