Benko Accepted – IM Andrew Martin

Posted on December 24,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos. A positional sacrifice out of the opening! In the video “Benko Accepted” by IM Andrew Martin, we are introduced to the Benko Gambit, an opening where Black immediately sacrifices a pawn for positional reasons. This opening has been played by top Grandmasters such as Kasparov, Gelfand and Adams and is very dangerous to play against. Black builds up a large amount of pressure on the queenside in this opening, forcing White to be very careful with i[…]

Playing Against the Higher-Rated Opponent: Part 1

Posted on December 23,2014 By GM Levan Aroshidze in General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. During my coaching practice, I have encountered many situations in which the young, low-rated players had a problem playing against higher-rated opponents. The low-rated player felt helpless against the more experienced rival, and was psychologically defeated without even playing the game. It is a big mistake and a wrong approach that really makes failure inevitable. Playing against a higher-rated opponent is not about losing or winning. It’s abo[…]

New Improvements in Opening Theory – GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

Posted on December 22,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos. Catch your opponent off-guard with new opening theory! In the video “New Improvements in Opening Theory” by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili, we see new analysis of the Accelerated Dragon variation of the Sicilian Defense – a variation that modern theory has previously shown to be tough to play for Black. However, with the new improvements that Roman has found, he shows all of the tactical tricks and traps that White can easily fall into if he is not ca[…]

Our LAST SALE + FREE DVD! – Happy Holidays from the OCL team!

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