50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik (4 DVDs) – GM Jesse Kraai

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50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik (4 DVDs) – GM Jesse Kraai
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Game by game analysis of this historic event presented by Grandmaster Jesse Kraai. In 1960 Mikhail Botvinnik was the pillar of “scientific chess” and champion of the world. Then a young genius, Mikhail Tal, the “Wizard of Riga”, put the magic back in the game by defeating Botvinnik with spectacular tactics in one of the most dramatic and celebrated world championship matches of all time.
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50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik (4 DVDs)

Game by game analysis of this historic event presented by Grandmaster Jesse Kraai.

In 1960 Mikhail Botvinnik was the pillar of “scientific chess” and champion of the world. Then a young genius, Mikhail Tal, the “Wizard of Riga”, put the magic back in the game by defeating Botvinnik with spectacular tactics in one of the most dramatic and celebrated world championship matches of all time. This was just the beginning of a historic rivalry that was to last for half a century. These historic games are clearly analyzed by Grand Master Jesse Kraai, who then presents a game from his own.

Content: Over 9.5 hours of instruction and analysis in a series of 20 lectures. Includes the BONUS LECTURE: Applying 50 years of Tal- Botvinnik.

Users rated this series: 4.65 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: Great super excellent. – As always Dr. Kraai is so much deeper than the “look at my great game ” approach so often taken by others. – As always, a wonderful lecture from Jesse. The game looked effortless. – This is a fantastic lecture. I love the insights you gave into your decision-making process. – superb video love how GM Jesse Kraai always talks to his pieces when playing chess. and a really nice game very instructive I thought. – Perfect! – awesome.- Great lecture (as always), and a very impressive game. Thanks again, GM Kraai.

GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Richmond, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the US championship from 2002-2006. Jesse received his final GM norm at the Foxwoods Open 2007 and has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg. Jesse is an active chess coach.

Outline

  • 1. French Defense: Winawer, Classical Variation
    Match: Mikhail Tal vs.Mikhail Botvinnik
    Run Time: 00:28:59
  • 2. Benoni: Uhlmann Variation
    Match: Mikhail Botvinnik vs. Mikhail Tal
    Run Time: 00:21:16
  • 3. Caro-Kann: Two Knights, 3…Bg4
    Match: Mikhail Tal vs. Mikhail Botvinnik
    Run Time: 00:32:40
  • 4. Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation
    Match: Mikhail Botvinnik vs. Mikhail Tal
    Run Time: 00:32:27
  • 5. Caro-Kann
    Match: Mikhail Tal vs. Mikhail Botvinnik
    Run Time: 00:30:51
  • 6. King’s Indian: Fianchetto, Classical Main Line
    Match  Mikhail Botvinnik vs. Mikhail Tal
    Run Time: 00:32:56
  • 7. Caro-Kann: Classical Variation
    Match: Mikhail Tal vs. Mikhail Botvinnik
    Run Time: 00:22:17
  • 8. Queen’s Pawn Game
    Match: Mikhail Botvinnik vs. Mikhail Tal
    Run Time: 00:35:34
  • 9. Caro-Kann: Classical Variation
    Match: Mikhail Tal vs. Mikhail Botvinnik
    Run Time: 00:31:20
  • 10. King’s Indian: Saemisch, Orthodox
    Match: Mikhail Botvinnik vs. Mikhail Tal
    Run Time: 00:31:24
  • 11. Neo-Gruenfeld
    Match: Mikhail Tal vs. Mikhail Botvinnik
    Run Time: 00:45:23
  • 12. Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch
    Match: Mikhail Botvinnik vs. Mikhail Tal
    Run Time: 00:34:14
  • 13. Opening N/A Game 13 and 14
    Match: Mikhail Tal vs. Mikhail Botvinnik
    Run Time: 00:17:53
  • 14. Caro-Kann: Classical Variation
    Match: Mikhail Tal vs. Mikhail Botvinnik
    Run Time: 00:34:35
  • 15. Nimzo-Indian: Saemisch Variation
    Match: Mikhail Botvinnik vs. Mikhail Tal
    Run Time: 00:27:14
  • 16. Caro-Kann: Classical Variation
    Match: Mikhail Tal vs. Mikhail Botvinnik
    Run Time: 00:36:52
  • 17. Nimzo-Indian: Saemisch Variation
    Match: Mikhail Botvinnik vs. Mikhail Tal
    Run Time: 00:21:10
  • 18. Dutch: Leningrad, Main Variation
    Match: Mikhail Tal vs. Mikhail Botvinnik
    Run Time: 00:29:12
  • 19. Nimzo-Indian: Saemisch Variation
    Match: Mikhail Botvinnik vs. Mikhail Tal
    Run Time: 00:30:56
  • 20. Applying 50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik
    King’s Indian: Torre Attack
    Match: Jesse Kraai vs. Andy Lee
    Run Time: 00:26:01