Karpov vs. Topalov a Battle Between Top GMs

Karpov vs. Topalov a Battle Between Top GMs
Posted on January 27,2014 By GM Damian Lemos in Strategy & Game Review, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. KarpovIn this video GM Damian Lemos analyzes an interesting battle between top GMs Karpov and Topalov. Karpov plays a d4 game whereas Topalov tries playing the Benoni defense (risky and aggressive defense against 1.d4!). However, Karpov chooses a quiet line getting small positional advantages in the center. This happens to be a good strategy against Topalov who’s an initiative player. A game worth studying for the Anti-Benoni players![…]

Chess Endgame Principles – FM Alisa Melekhina
Posted on January 20,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Too many games end in either premature draw offers or resignations. Fighting in the endgame is a skill that can help players rack up those extra points. Alisa Melekhina analyzes two of her own games, one in which she drew a pawn down, and another in which she pulled off a win in an equal rook ending. The viewers are led through four major principles that can be applied in their own endgames: mentally adapt to a change in the position; resist by p[…]

Tata Steel Chess 2014 – Round 4 – Karjakin vs. Rapport (French Defense)
Posted on January 18,2014 By GM Damian Lemos in Tournament Updates, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. In this game GM Damian Lemos analyzes R4 between GMs Karjakin and Rapport. We’ll see a French defense, Winaver variation (it’s been a long time since we last saw this on top level tournaments!) where Black deviates from the main lines with 7..f6. We’ll see Karjkin proves that playing with the King in the center is safe if you proceed with caution![…]

GM Damian Lemos: Crushing the Queen’s Indian Defense
Posted on January 13,2014 By GM Damian Lemos in All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The Queen’s Indian Defense is an extremely popular chess opening for black against 1. d4 because it retains a very solid foundation on key positional concepts. In the below chess video, Grandmaster Damian Lemos demonstrates several dangerous attacking ideas for white against the Queen’s Indian Defense by analyzing an impressive victory of Veselin Topalov over Ruslan Ponomariov. Topalov responded to Ponomariov’s play on the queenside by pushing fo[…]

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