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Middlegame
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Strategic masterpieces: Linares 1991
Mihail Marin
40 MIN
Marin presents brilliant games of Ivanchuk, Kasparov, Beliavsky, Jussupow and Salov
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Move by Move: So-Aronian
Robert Ris
127 MIN
Play through “the most spectacular game of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021“ with video feedback!
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Tactic: Uhlmanns unfinished
Oliver Reeh
8 MIN
Complete Wolfgang Uhlmann's combination in his game with Valery Smyslov (Moscow 1960)!
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Tactic: Springing pawns
Oliver Reeh
26 MIN
A pawn move can change the character of the whole position! Jussupow-Anand (Linares 1991)
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Tactic: b-file
Oliver Reeh
24 MIN
"Pawns are the soul of chess". Find the winning moves (Gelfand-Beliavsky, Linares 1991)
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Tactic: Knockout blow
Oliver Reeh
13 MIN
Force the king to the edge of the board and make him bite the dust! Move by move with vidoe feedback!
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Carlsen's strategy
Mihail Marin
26 MIN
What makes Carlsen the undisputed number 1? Marin explains his exceptional understanding
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Tactic: Carlsen's queen manoeuvring
Oliver Reeh
13 MIN
Find a remarkable way to activate the strongest piece like the young Magnus did (Carlsen-Nikolic 2005).
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Move by Move: Play like the young Magnus Carlsen
Simon Williams
45 MIN
A sharp attacking game by the 15-year-old Magnus Carlsen with a mate on move 24
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Tactic: Only one check wins
Oliver Reeh
21 MIN
There are three mates to choose from. Make the right decision: check and mate!
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Tactic: Sudden Death
Oliver Reeh
27 MIN
Increase the pressure on the opponent's king and enjoy a sudden death if he fails to find the emergency exit
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"The Classic": Botvinnik-Capablanca (1938)
Dorian Rogozenco
14 MIN
A strategic classic in the Nimzo Indian: White develops his knight to e2 and pushes his pawns.
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Strategy: AVRO 1938
Mihail Marin
28 MIN
Today's strategy expert discusses the games of Alekhine, Botvinnik, Capablanca, Fine et al.
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Tactic: Mate comes first!
Oliver Reeh
7 MIN
Prevent the pawn promotion and punish the careless white king with a surprising mate attack!
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Move by Move: Alekhine-Capablanca
Simon Williams
64 MIN
Enjoy a special training game: Alekhine vs. a predecessor on the chess throne, Capablanca (1938).
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Tactic: Raid out of the blue
Oliver Reeh
13 MIN
Initiate an attack on the king with - at least - excellent practical chances!
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Tactic: Capablanca's drawing clockwork
Oliver Reeh
10 MIN
Usually you attack the king to checkmate. The point here is to save the day! (Fine-Capablanca 1938)
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Tactic: Action on the central files
Oliver Reeh
9 MIN
A most classical example: counter Black's combination in the center - Reshevsky-Botvinnik (ARO 1938)
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Strategy: Strategic issues at the 1982 Interzonals
Mihail Marin
23 MIN
Topics: “The blocked centre”, “The monster on the long diagonal” and “Manoeuvres and pawn play”.
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Move by Move: Beliavsky-Kasparov (1983)
Simon Williams
74 MIN
“Think like Garry!” Find Kasparov’s moves from the 8th game of the Candidates match against Beliavsky!
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