Black’s Blasting Bishops in the Symmetrical Tarrasch – FM Dennis Monokroussos

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Black’s Blasting Bishops in the Symmetrical Tarrasch – FM Dennis Monokroussos
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In this line of the Tarrasch, White forgoes the fianchetto, with its direct play against d5, opting to keep central tension for the moment by playing 4. e3, after which 4… Nf6 5. Nf3 Nc6 is the normal continuation. Dennis shows us how Black blasts through this and wins the day.

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Black’s Blasting Bishops in the Symmetrical Tarrasch

In this line of the Tarrasch, White forgoes the fianchetto, with its direct play against d5, opting to keep central tension for the moment by playing 4. e3, after which 4… Nf6 5. Nf3 Nc6 is the normal continuation. Dennis shows us how Black blasts through this and wins the day.

Content: 41 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 2 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Beginning-Intermediate Players.

Users rated this series: 5.00 out of 5

FM Dennis Monokroussos is a 3-time Nevada State champion and won the Indiana State Championship in 2009. He taught philosophy at several universities, including the University of Notre Dame, and currently works as a chess coach for kids and adults, both in person and over the internet. He was a coach of a team that won the 1997/8 National K-8 Championship and came within half a point of repeating the next year as well. His individual students have been successful too, and include scholastic state champions and a participant in the World Youth Games.

Outline

  • Part I
    Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi- Tarrasch Defense
    Georg A Rotlewi vs. Akiba Rubinstein
    Run Time: 00:17:41
  • Part II
    Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi- Tarrasch Defense
    Viswanathan Anand vs. Vladimir Kramnik
    Run Time: 00:24:08