Monday, October 2 IM Valeri Lilov Kramnik’s Positional Masterpiece (strategy)
The positional era of chess started in the early 20th century and soon became the most important era in chess. One of the greatest chess players, Vladimir Kramnik, showed this once again in his latest masterpiece against a strong chess master.
Tuesday, October 3 IM Bill Paschall Petrosian on the King’s Indian Attack, Part 7 (openings, strategy)
Petrosian gives a master class on positional play. White gains an advantage in development and coordination and never looks back.
Wednesday, October 4 FM Dennis Monokroussos Disenchantment in the Opening: The End of 3…b5 in the QGA? (openings)
In chess and elsewhere, it sometimes turns out that a clever and beautiful idea has a fatal flaw. Finding the flaw may not be easy, but once it’s spotted the idea must be retired. This may be the case for the line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 b5, intending an exchange sacrifice. It has been trendy since 2014, but this game, along with the companion game Huschenbeth-Haast, may have put it out of business.
Thursday, October 5 GM Leonid Kritz How to Play Against 5.Bf4 in the Queen’s Gambit Declined (openings)
In this game, Nakamura shows a very solid way how to kill White’s opening play in the Queen’s Gambit Declined with 5.Bf4. He easily equalizes the position, and only a tactical miscalculation allows white to get a full point.
Friday, October 6 GM Eugene Perelshteyn Carlsen’s Surprising a-pawn Push Eliminates Dreev from World Cup! (openings, strategy, tactics)
World Champion Magnus Carlsen never fails to surprise us! In this game he plays a4-a5-a6 and wins easily, eliminating an experienced GM Dreev from the FIDE World Cup. Learn how to play like the World Champ!