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Albert Einstein vs J. Robert Oppenheimer - Chess game
September 03, 2013 09:50 PM PDT
This chess game is likely of interest to students of physics. Yes, Albert Einstein played chess, and it was in 1933, Princeton USA, where he played against Julius Robert Oppenheimer. Curiously enough, Einstein chose the Ruy Lopez or Spanish Game, the most theoretical opening, in this 24-move encounter against Oppenheimer.
July 21, 2013 04:00 PM PDT
The queen trap out of the Fort Knox variation of the French Defense can catch even a Grandmaster opponent. It's a very instructive trap since from the variation itself, one learns about a strategical concept. Moreover, the trap highlights many important ideas in chess. Namely, the importance of move order, why it's not a good idea to bring the queen out early, and accurate calculation. Lastly, do not underestimate the power of in-between moves (zwischenzug), and discovered attacks.
April 25, 2013 09:36 PM PDT
Robert James Fischer plays against Mikhail "Misha" Tal in the 1961 Supertournament held in Bled, Slovenia. This game features the Sicilian Taimanov variation of the Sicilian Defense opening, and a middlegame queen sacrifice which leads to an unbalanced and simplified endgame.
March 17, 2013 05:13 PM PDT
Two strategic masterminds, Mikhail Botvinnik and Jose Raul Capablanca, create a legendary masterpiece out of the Nimzo-Indian Defense. This brilliant and famous game was played in the AVRO tournament in 1938.
January 01, 2013 04:14 PM PST
This is one of the most famous chess endgame puzzles (studies) ever. This video demonstrates the solution to this highly aesthetic puzzle.
Hi! My name is Jerry and I'm passionate about chess and teaching. I am a National Master from Pennsylvania, USA.
The purpose of this podcast is to share my knowledge via LIVE blitz commentary, game analysis and more, to help others progress in their journey to master the game.
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