IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Bill was the 2013 New England Co-Champion, Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, two-time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGM’s in tournament play. Bill has extensive experience training both adults and children privately and in the schools.
TITLE: International Master
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Candidates 2014: Aronian’s Lucky Bluff
Matchup: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs. Levon Aronian
Skill Level: Intermediate
Category: The Openings; Tactics
Opening: Queen’s gambit declined; Ragozin variation
Released: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Run Time: 00:22:25
IM Paschall and GM Kraai explain basic openings, including a4, b4, g4, h4, 1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3.
The Trompowski has gained popularity since 1990 and leaves many players unprepared to respond. Bill shows you his method to deal with this tricky attack. The Trompowski Attack (also called the Ruth-Opovcensky opening) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. D4 Nf6 Nf6 2 Bg5 The Trompowski is a popular alternative to the more common lines after 1.d4 Nf6 beginning 2.c4 or 2.Nf3. By playing 2.Bg5, White sidesteps immense bodies of opening theory of various Indian Defenses like the Queen’s Indian, Kings Indian, Nimzo-Indian, as well as the Grunfeld Defense.
International Master Bill Paschall introduces and shows how to effectively use the Smyslov against both e5 and c5 structures. Gives practical advice for defense as well.
José Raúl Capablanca was a Cuban chess player and World Chess Champion from 1921 to 1927. Renowned as one of the greatest players of all time, Capablanca had exceptional endgame skill and clarity of thought that contributed to his exceptional speed of play. Over time his achievements in the chess world and mastery over the board and due to his relatively simple and direct style of play he was nicknamed the “Human Chess Machine”.
Take a tour of classic games of the great masters Solomon Flohr, Rashid Nezhmetdinovm, Tony Miles, Paul Keres, Leonid Stein, Latos Portisch, David Bronstein, Vassily Smylov. Bill reviews classic games showing each masters style, thought process and why they are considered the best of the best.
Wilhelm Steinitz was an Austrian and then American chess player and the first undisputed world chess champion from 1886 to 1894. One of the most dominant players in the history of the game, Steinitz was unbeaten in over 25 years of match play.
The Center Counter Defense is one of the oldest recorded openings first played in in 1475. Bent Larsen played it from time to time and defeated World Champion Anatoly Karpov with it at Montreal 1979, spurring a rise in popularity. The popular name also began to switch from “Center Counter Defense” to “Scandinavian Defense” around this time. Here Bill shows you how to play this for Black.
The English derives its name from the English (unofficial) World Champion, Howard Staunton (1843). The English has caught on in the twentieth century and is now recognized as a solid opening that may be used to reach both classical and hypermodern positions. Although many lines of the English have a distinct character, the opening is often used as a transpositional device in much the same way as 1.Nf3 – to avoid such highly regarded responses to 1.d4 as the Nimzo-Indian and Grunfeld defences – and is considered reliable and flexible.
An isolated pawn or “isolani” is a pawn which has no friendly pawn on an adjacent file. Isolated pawns are usually thought of as a weakness because they cannot be protected by other pawns. Many textbook openings create at least one isolated pawn but are nevertheless accepted as orthodox because of the advantages they create. With an isolated pawn you can have improved development and associated opportunities for counter play that offsets or even outweighs the weaknesses associated with the pawn’s isolation.