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Blitz Match: GM Levon Aronian vs. GM Yasser Seirawan
Two days before Grandmasters Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura squared off in a match, Levon warmed up against Yasser. These are the first two games they played. When they stopped, Aronian was superior at 6-5. For the Aronian-Nakamura match: http://uschesschamps.com/nakamura-aronian-go-five-rounds-showdown-saint-louis-1 2014.11.18 Aronian as white: B10 Caro-Kann, anti-anti-Caro-Kann defence Seirawan as white: D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin variation
Views: 320959 Saint Louis Chess Club
The Legend: Garry Kasparov - GM Yasser Seirawan
Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan celebrates Garry Kasparov by analyzing one of his most famous games: The Brisbane Bombshell. After you see this, you'll realize what an "Octopus Knight" really is! 2015.02.05 Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov, Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1985): B44 Sicilian, Szen variation, Dely-Kasparov gambit
Views: 308756 Saint Louis Chess Club
Exploring d4 | Budapest Gambit - GM Yasser Seirawan
Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan presents a lecture at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis exploring the opening choice d4 including the Budapest Gambit. 2013.07.17
Views: 129416 Saint Louis Chess Club
Ben's Wild European Days | Mastering the Middlegame - GM Ben Finegold
Grandmaster Ben Finegold relives his time living in Belgium in the early 90's. He shows games from Europe, specifically when he played a little crazier with 1. d4. 2016.05.17 Benjamin Finegold vs Petr Haba, Bohemians (1990): D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav defence Benjamin Finegold vs Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov, Reykjavik op (1990): A80 Dutch, 2.Bg5 variation Benjamin Finegold vs Gert-Jan de Boer, Hoogovens-B (1992): D86 Gruenfeld, exchange, Simagin's lesser variation
Views: 77223 Saint Louis Chess Club
Play the Queen's Gambit Declined like Kasparov - GM Varuzhan Akobian
Grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian shows the kids a game based on Garry Kasparov-Dibyendu Barua, 2000. Learn not to lose a piece in the Elephant Trap, and find key ways to traverse the QGD to win like Kasparov. 2016.03.06 D35 Queen's Gambit Declined, exchange, positional line Jose Raul Capablanca vs Emanuel Lasker, Lasker - Capablanca World Championship Match (1921) Jose Raul Capablanca vs Nicolas Rossolimo, Paris (1938)
Views: 203605 Saint Louis Chess Club
Ilya Makoveev | Chess in the 21st Century - GM Ben Finegold
Grandmaster Ben Finegold debuts a new class that's all about games played since 2001. He looks at the best of 10 year old prodigy Ilya Makoveev of Russia. Finegold thinks Makoveev will be great some day; after watching this, you may believe the hype too. 2016.05.12 Shamir Oguzov vs. Ilya Makoveev, 2013: B01 Scandinavian defence Makoveev vs. Anton Grekov, 2014: A10 English opening Makoveev vs. Nico Chasin, 2014: A46 Queen's pawn, Torre attack Dmitry Morozov vs. Makoveev, 2014: A30 English, symmetrical variation
Views: 62997 Saint Louis Chess Club
Best Game Ever: Wei Yi vs. Bruzón - GM Ben Finegold - 2015.07.05
Grandmaster Ben Finegold has found the new "Game of the Century!" See how Chinese Champion Wei Yi bullies black's King around the board in this critically-acclaimed game from China. Wei Yi vs Lazaro Bruzon Batista, 6th Hainan Danzhou (2015): B40 Sicilian defence
Views: 120362 Saint Louis Chess Club
Understanding Strategic Ideas | Karpov vs. Kamsky 1992 - GM Ben Finegold - 2013.06.20
Grandmaster Ben Finegold presents a lecture at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis on understanding strategic ideas and small advantages. He looks at a 1992 game between GM Anatoly Karpov and GM Gata Kamsky.
Views: 294035 Saint Louis Chess Club
The Accidental Sacrifice - GM Ben Finegold - 2015.07.19
Grandmaster Ben Finegold shows the kids a game he played from the 1993 Michigan Open. A white blunder turned out to be an effective "accidental" sacrifice. Finegold found himself down plenty of material but was able to pull out a win. David Arganian vs. Ben Finegold, 1993: B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Rauzer attack, 7...Be7
Views: 89597 Saint Louis Chess Club
The Games of Paul Morphy - GM Ben Finegold - 2013.08.07
Chess Grandmaster Ben Finegold analyzes the games of Paul Morphy.
Views: 228759 Saint Louis Chess Club
Trading: When Does it Benefit You? | Strategy Session with Jonathan Schrantz
Jonathan Schrantz looks at strong games where one must ask, "Does the board look better with the Queens on or off?" While there are rules of thumb, each situation must be evaluated individually. 2016.11.08 Anatoly Karpov vs Joel Lautier, 01, Biel [Kortschnoj (1992): D45 Queen's Gambit Declined semi-Slav, Stoltz variation http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1068920 Dorota Iwaniuk vs Levon Aronian, Mainz Ordix op (2005) http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1397648 Maxim Dlugy vs Boris Gelfand, World Cup ( open ) (1989) http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1047952
Views: 46762 Saint Louis Chess Club
Opening Traps | Kids' Class - GM Alejandro Ramirez
Grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez shows the kids some sharp traps in the Philidor, Ponziani, and the Italian Game. Fool your friends and pick up some rating points! 2015.05.10 Légal Trap: C41 Philidor's defence C44 Ponziani, Jaenisch counter-attack Italian Game, Blackburne Shilling Gambit: C50 Blackburne shilling gambit
Views: 422552 Saint Louis Chess Club
All About Forks | Kids' Class - GM Ben Finegold
Grandmaster Ben Finegold explores the wonderful world of fork tactics with games and examples. General rules are explained, such as: keep your pieces off of same-colored squares to avoid a fork. 2015.05.24 Finegold-Arjun Puri: C57 two knights defence, Wilkes Barre (Traxler) variation C46 Four knights, Italian variation A28 English, four knights, Nimzovich variation C44 Inverted Hungarian C00 French defence D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted, 3.e4 A09 Reti accepted B21 Sicilian, Smith-Morra gambit
Views: 77346 Saint Louis Chess Club
Quick Checkmates from Single Blunders - GM Ben Finegold
Grandmaster Ben Finegold spends a short time on many games where a player blundered and lost several moves later. See if you can solve these mate problems faster than the class. You must be at least four years old to answer! 2016.01.10 Paul D Mechem vs. Ben Boaz, 2015 Alex Shimanov vs. Matthew Wendell Larson, 2015 Kevin Wang vs. Larson, 2015 Mark Waechter vs. Larson, 2015 Benjamin P Finegold vs. Gary Kitts, 1987 Ossip Bernstein vs Jose Raul Capablanca, Moscow (1914)
Views: 189530 Saint Louis Chess Club
My Great Middlegames of 1987 & 1988  - GM Ben Finegold
Grandmaster Ben Finegold travels back to his pre-Grandmaster days in Michigan. These middlegames feature his opponents making strategical and tactical mistakes. 2016.01.05 Benjamin Finegold vs. Gary Kitts, 1987: D97 Gruenfeld, Russian, Alekhine (Hungarian) variation Finegold vs. Burt Izumikawa, 1987: D53 Queen's Gambit Declined, 4.Bg5 Be7 Fabio La Rota vs. Finegold, 1988: B12 Caro-Kann, advance variation
Views: 67807 Saint Louis Chess Club
Recognizing Combos - GM Yasser Seirawan - 2013.06.27
Chess Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan explores checkmating combinations, combinations designed to win material, and the more abstract idea of strategic combinations. Lecture courtesy of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
Views: 170262 Saint Louis Chess Club
Robert Byrne vs. Bobby Fischer | 1964 U.S. Champs - GM Ben Finegold
Grandmaster Ben Finegold lectures on the "second most-famous Byrne vs. Fischer game." Fischer intentionally isolates a pawn to increase his piece activity in the middlegame. 2015.12.29 Robert Eugene Byrne vs Robert James Fischer, US Championship (1963/64): E60 King's Indian, 3.g3
Views: 85575 Saint Louis Chess Club
Accelerated Dragon | Maroczy Bind - GM Yasser Seirawan - 2014.02.12
Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan presents a lecture on the Accelerated Dragon at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
Views: 102333 Saint Louis Chess Club
Openings and Endgames - GM Varuzhan Akobian - 2013.09.25
Chess Grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian presents an intermediate level lecture analyzing a variety of openings and endgame scenarios. This lecture brought to you courtesy of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
Views: 210852 Saint Louis Chess Club
The U.S. at the World Cup - GM Ben Finegold - 2013.08.15
Chess Grandmaster Ben Finegold presents a lecture at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis covering the U.S. team at the World Cup including games from GM Gata Kamsky.
Views: 54179 Saint Louis Chess Club
Beat Good Players with the London | Games to Know by Heart - IM Eric Rosen
International Master Eric Rosen hopes to inspire you to play the London Opening. Learn the "Ashwin Trap" and see a game that Eric played against (probably) Fabiano Caruana. Follow along at https://lichess.org/study/FErc0llB. 2017.11.16 Eric Rosen vs. Fabiano Caruana: A45 Queen's pawn game Gata Kamsky vs. Sam Shankland, 2014: A45 Queen's pawn game https://chess-db.com/public/game.jsp?id=2000024.2004887.21806336.28275 Ashwin Jayaram vs. Josh Colas, 2016: A46 Queen's pawn game https://chesstempo.com/gamedb/game/4044412 Ashwin vs. Joel Banawa, 2016: A46 Queen's pawn game https://chesstempo.com/gamedb/player/15788 Jayaram Ashwin vs Kesav Viswanadha, PRO Chess League (Knock-Out) (2017): A46 Queen's pawn game http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1863806 Eric S Rosen vs Simen Agdestein, Xtracon Chess Open (2017): D00 Queen's pawn, Mason variation http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1881981
Views: 390140 Saint Louis Chess Club
Caro-Kann: Advance Variation - GM Ben Finegold
Grandmaster Ben Finegold presents a lecture at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis covering some games from the Chess Club Ladder. 2014.01.29
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Lenderman vs. Akobian | 2014 U.S. Championship - GM Varuzhan Akobian
Chess Grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian presents his Armageddon playoff game against GM Aleksandr Lenderman from the 2014 U.S. Championship, which was held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Visit www.saintlouischessclub.org to learn more about the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. 2014.06.11
Views: 46889 Saint Louis Chess Club
Technical King & Pawn, Rook & Pawn Endgames - GM Ben Finegold - 2015.06.02
Grandmaster Ben Finegold starts with simple endgames and progresses to ones you haven't seen yet. Learn the general rules to determine wins from draws. Also, Finegold shares hilarious stories from kids' tournaments.
Views: 84178 Saint Louis Chess Club
Magnus Carlsen Strikes Back at Maurice Ashley! | 2017 Paris Grand Chess Tour
During Day 3 of the 2017 Paris Grand Chess Tour, World Champion Magnus Carlsen confronts correspondent GM Maurice Ashley. Carlsen believes that Ashley is being unfair in his assessment of Carlsen's performance. GrandChessTour.org 2017.06.23
Views: 402498 Saint Louis Chess Club
French, Winawer variation Middlegame - GM Varuzhan Akobian
Grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian shows a game he played for the Saint Louis Arch Bishops in the U.S. Chess League. Navigate the Winawer variation of the French in the middlegame. 2015.10.27 Mark Ginsburg vs. Varuzhan Akobian, 2015: C15 French, Winawer, Alekhine gambit, Kan variation
Views: 66202 Saint Louis Chess Club
Karpov and his Ruy Lopez | Mastering the Middlegame - GM Ben Finegold
Grandmaster Ben Finegold demonstrates why black should never play the closed defence against Anatoly Karpov's Ruy Lopez. These three games ended in the middlegame. 2016.05.31 Anatoly Karpov vs Boris Spassky, It, URS (1973): C94 Ruy Lopez, closed, Breyer defence http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1067749 Anatoly Karpov vs Wolfgang Unzicker, Milan (1975): C97 Ruy Lopez, closed, Chigorin defence http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1067875 Anatoly Karpov vs Alexander Beliavsky, Biel 55/356 [Karpov,An (1992) http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1068924
Views: 303764 Saint Louis Chess Club
Exploring the Hedgehog - GM Yasser Seirawan - 2014.02.27
Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan presents a lecture on the development of chess understanding/theory and the Hedgehog.
Views: 65317 Saint Louis Chess Club
Obscure 1. d4 Openings: Baltic, Albin, Dutch, Englund - GM Varuzhan Akobian - 2015.01.11
Grandmaster Var Akobian teaches the kids four obscure (but important) openings when the Queen's pawn is pushed. Learn the Baltic Defense, Albin Countergambit, Dutch Defence, and the Englund Gambit. D06 Queen's Gambit Declined, Grau (Sahovic) defence D08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin counter-gambit A80 Dutch A40 Queen's pawn, Charlick (Englund) gambit
Views: 86436 Saint Louis Chess Club
Tactical Challenge #14 with Jonathan Schrantz
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. 2016.05.06
Holiday Tournament Middlegames - GM Ben Finegold
Grandmaster Ben Finegold went undefeated and won the Club's Holiday Chess Tournament. Ben looks at two of his games that had neat middlegames. 2015.12.22 Benjamin P Finegold vs. Wilson Gao, 2015: E00 Queen's pawn game Steven D Bange vs. Finegold, 2015: B30 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (without ...d6)
Views: 37931 Saint Louis Chess Club
Minority Attack - GM Yasser Seirawan - 2015.09.15
Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan demonstrates the minority attack with two of his games. The concept refers to a number of pawns taking on a weakness of a larger number of pawns. This is the first edition of a new weekly class called "Mastering the Middlegame." Yasser Seirawan vs Mikhail Tal, Niksic (1983): E35 Nimzo-Indian, classical, Noa variation, 5.cd ed Jaap Houben vs Seirawan, Meesterklasse -2010 (2009): B13 Caro-Kann, exchange, Rubinstein variation
Views: 46605 Saint Louis Chess Club
The Legend: Tigran Petrosian (Part 2) - GM Ben Finegold - 2015.07.23
Grandmaster Ben Finegold profiles the father of Armenian chess, Tigran Petrosian. One game is shown from each decade in which "Iron Tigran" competed. This lecture is a followup to the one Akobian gave earlier in 2015. Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Viktor Korchnoi, Leningrad (1946): A40 Queen's pawn Petrosian vs Ludek Pachman, Bled (1961): A04 Reti opening Petrosian vs Egor Chukaev, Lithuanian Championship (1951): A46 Queen's pawn, Torre attack Petrosian vs Robert James Fischer, Fischer - Petrosian Candidates Final (1971): D82 Gruenfeld, 4.Bf4 Jan Timman vs Petrosian, Las Palmas Interzonal (1982): D16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Steiner variation
Views: 95813 Saint Louis Chess Club
The Legend: Tigran Petrosian - GM Varuzhan Akobian - 2015.01.08
Grandmaster Var Akobian pays tribute to his countryman, former World Champion Tigran Petrosian. "Iron Tigran" didn't attack often, but when he did, his opponents were in trouble. Akobian recommends re-watching the two games; see if you can recall the moves. Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian vs Viktor Korchnoi, Curacao Candidates (1962): A31 English, symmetrical, Benoni formation Petrosian vs. Rodriguez Vargas: D45 Queen's Gambit Declined semi-Slav, Stoltz variation
Views: 76194 Saint Louis Chess Club
Steinitz vs. Zukertort | World Championship 1886 - GM Ben Finegold
Grandmaster Ben Finegold profiles the first game of the first world championship match between Wilhelm Steinitz and Johannes Zukertort. A portion of the match was held in Saint Louis. 2015.12.17 Johannes Zukertort vs Wilhelm Steinitz, Steinitz - Zukertort World Championship Match (1886): D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav defence
Views: 46780 Saint Louis Chess Club
How to Play the Sicilian Najdorf - Chess Openings Explained
Jonathan Schrantz teaches how to play the "Cadillac" of openings, the Sicilian Najdorf. The English Attack is explored in-depth, but other variations are covered. 2016.01.25 Magnus Carlsen vs Wesley So, Sinquefield Cup (2015): B90 Sicilian, Najdorf, Byrne (English) attack Sergey Karjakin vs Viswanathan Anand, Corus (2006): B90 Sicilian, Najdorf, Byrne (English) attack
Views: 318840 Saint Louis Chess Club
The Scotch Game - Chess Openings Explained
Jonathan Schrantz teaches the Scotch Game, an underestimated opening that releases tension in the center early. Besides two notable games, the Goering gambit and the Dubois-Reti defence are also covered. 2015.12.28 Magnus Carlsen vs Peter Leko, Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (2009): C45 Scotch game Garry Kasparov vs Etienne Bacrot, Sarajevo (2000): C45 Scotch, Mieses variation
Views: 186805 Saint Louis Chess Club
USCL Week 3: Akobian vs. IM Eli Vovsha - GM Varuzhan Akobian - 2014.09.17
Grandmaster Var Akobian reviews his game from Week 3 of the 2014 U.S. Chess League. The USCL is team-based live competition over the Internet. Akobian represented the Saint Louis Arch Bishops; his opponent plays for the Manhattan Applesauce. Akobian vs. IM Eli Vovsha: A41 Old Indian, Tartakower (Wade) variation
Views: 64966 Saint Louis Chess Club
Karpov vs. Korchnoi | 1974 Candidates Final - GM Yasser Seirawan
Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan takes us back to the 1974 Candidates Final: Anatoly Karpov vs. Viktor Korchnoi. Since Bobby Fischer relinquished the title, the match winner was awarded the world championship. 2015.11.24 Anatoly Karpov vs Viktor Korchnoi, Karpov - Korchnoi Candidates Final (1974): B77 Sicilian, dragon, Yugoslav attack, 9...Bd7
Views: 80619 Saint Louis Chess Club
Pawn Breakthroughs - GM Ben Finegold - 2014.12.23
Grandmaster Ben Finegold guides you through a jungle of tied-up pawns. How do we untangle this mess and break through with a powerful passed pawn? Sacrifices, king position, and more... Lund vs Nimzowitsch, 1921 Andrei Kharlov vs Thomas Ernst, Haninge (1992) Capablanca vs Ed Lasker, 1913
Views: 47857 Saint Louis Chess Club
Halloween Gambit: How Scary Is It? | Chess Openings Explained
Jonathan Schrantz demonstrates the Halloween Gambit (also known as the Schultze-Mueller gambit), where white captures the e5 pawn in the Four Knights. Is it really horrible and just a gimmick? Yes. Mic interference ends around ten minutes in. 2016.10.17 Grigor Minchev vs Aleksandr Petrov, TCh-BUL (1994): C46 Four knights, Schultze-Mueller gambit http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1258288
Views: 141951 Saint Louis Chess Club
Jose Raul Capablanca's Endgames - GM Alejandro Ramirez - 2015.05.05
Grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez analyzes endgames from the third world champion, Jose Raul Capablanca. See the technique that gave the Cuban the nickname "human chess machine." Jose Raul Capablanca vs Alexander Alekhine, World Championship Match (1927): D52 Queen's Gambit Declined, Cambridge Springs defence, Bogoljubow variation Capablanca vs Viacheslav Ragozin, Moscow (1936) Ilia Abramovich Kan vs Capablanca, Moscow (1936) Capablanca vs Savielly Tartakower, New York (1924) Capablanca vs Abraham Kupchik, Havana (1913)
Views: 67022 Saint Louis Chess Club
The Lucena & Philidor Positions - GM Yasser Seirawan - 2015.03.10
Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan covers the Lucena and Philidor Positions in this exploration of Rook and Pawn endgames. Magnus Carlsen vs Wang Hao, Norway Chess Tournament (2013)
Views: 55140 Saint Louis Chess Club
Beginners' Openings and Tactics - GM Varuzhan Akobian - 2013.01.13
Chess Grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian presents a lecture for beginners at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
Views: 1517750 Saint Louis Chess Club
2016 London Chess Classic: What did you think of Carlsen vs. Karjakin?
Grandmaster Maurice Ashley talks with the London field about the 2016 World Championship match. Were the Grand Chess tour players surprised by the match? How do they feel about the tiebreak system? GrandChessTour.org
Views: 64675 Saint Louis Chess Club
Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange | Carlsbad Structure - Chess Openings Explained
Jonathan Schrantz follows a line in the Exchange Variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined. Plus, learn to identify the Carlsbad pawn structure, a common formation in the QGD. 2015.12.21 Lev Polugaevsky vs Mikhail Tal, USSR Championship (1969): D35 Queen's Gambit Declined, exchange variation Mikhail Botvinnik vs Paul Keres, USSR Championship (1952): D35 Queen's Gambit Declined, exchange, positional line Anton Korobov vs Ernesto Inarkiev, World Rapid Championship (2015): D36 Queen's Gambit Declined, exchange, positional line, 6.Qc2
Views: 129310 Saint Louis Chess Club
Knight Studies - GM Maurice Ashley - 2014.08.06
Grandmaster Maurice Ashley is in love with the knight! Ashley shows some studies he created that display the piece's magnificence. Ashley tells the story of how he created a puzzle and presented it to Garry Kasparov. Could he fool Garry?
Views: 90327 Saint Louis Chess Club
Practical Endgames (that Really Happened) - GM Ben Finegold - 2014.12.02
Grandmaster Ben Finegold teaches the first edition of Chess Endings for Tournament Players (a new weekly endgame class). Learn to activate your king, advance on the side you have the majority, and push your passed pawns. Games: A. Stamnov-Finegold Finegold-A. Ghobrial ???-Finegold E. Hansen-Finegold ??? Finegold-D. Monokroussos ???
Views: 64386 Saint Louis Chess Club
A Road Map Within the Modern Benoni - GM Yasser Seirawan - 2014.10.14
Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan receives a game from an underdog Club member who almost had a "Rocky" story with the Benoni. Explore the Benoni like you haven't before. August M. (member) vs. Spencer Finegold (2100): A60 Benoni defence
Views: 71785 Saint Louis Chess Club
Justus & Thalia's Bishop vs. Knight Duel | Endgame Exclam!! - GM Yasser Seirawan
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
Views: 26449 Saint Louis Chess Club