An Introduction to Openings – GM Eugene Perelshteyn, GM Jesse Kraai and GM Leonid Kritz

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An Introduction to Openings – GM Eugene Perelshteyn, GM Jesse Kraai and GM Leonid Kritz
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Get a thorough introduction to The King’s Indian Attack, Benko Gambit, Accelerated Dragon, Trompowski, Berlin Wall, The Old Indian, Nimzo 4Qc2 Nc6 for Black. The masters walk you through the openings, some of their variations, when they are appropriate and the benefits as well as things to watch out for.
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An Introduction to Openings

Get a thorough introduction to The King’s Indian Attack, Benko Gambit, Accelerated Dragon, Trompowski, Berlin Wall, The Old Indian, Nimzo 4Qc2 Nc6 for Black. The masters walk you through the openings, some of their variations, when they are appropriate and the benefits as well as things to watch out for.

Content: 142 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 7 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: All Levels.

Users rated this series: 4.45 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: Good solid Introduction! – Thank you for the brief opening survey on the King’s Indian Attack. I especially liked how you explained the ideas behind the various pawn structures which arise. – This is a great lecture, please continue the series soon!

GM Eugene Perelshteyn was born in Ukraine and learned chess from his father, a FIDE Master. He moved to the United States at the age of fourteen and won the U.S. U18 Championship in 2000. Eugene earned a chess scholarship from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he graduated in computer science. In 2002 he was awarded the Samford Chess Fellowship – given to the top American Player under 25 years old – which helped him earn the GM title in 2006.

Eugene currently lives in Massachusetts and competes mainly in New England. He is a regular contributor to ChessLecture.com, and is a co-author of two books: Chess Openings for White, Explained and Chess Openings for Black, Explained, both in their second editions.

GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, 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.

GM Leonid Kritz was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1984. He started playing chess at the age of 4, at Spartak Moscow Chess School. Youth World Champion under 16 in 1999, he became Grandmaster at the age of 19 years in 2003. He participated at FIDE World Cup in 2004, represented Germany at Chess Olympiad 2004, and played in the European Team Championships 2005 and 2007. Leonid was co-winner of SPICE Cup 2008 – at that time the strongest round-robin tournament in US history.

Outline

  • Introduction to the King’s Indian Attack
    Run Time: 00:16:34
  • Introduction to the Accelerated Dragon
    Run Time: 00:18:03
  • Introduction to the Benko Gambit
    Run Time: 00:17:36
  • An Introduction to the Trompowski
    Run Time: 00:13:43
  • An Introduction to the Old Indian
    Run Time: 00:19:57
  • Introduction to Nimzo 4.Qc2 Nc6 for Black
    Run Time: 00:25:17
  • Introduction to the Berlin Wall Opening
    Run Time: 00:29:52