Decisive First Round Matchups from the Tromso Olympiad – GM Bryan Smith

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Decisive First Round Matchups from the Tromso Olympiad – GM Bryan Smith
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Taking place in Tromso Norway 1,570 players participated at the Olympiad in 2014, with 881 men and 689 in the women’s section. The number of participating teams was 177 from 172 countries in the open section and 136 from 131 countries in the women’s section.

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Decisive First Round Matchups from the Tromso Olympiad

Taking place in Tromso Norway 1,570 players participated at the Olympiad in 2014, with 881 men and 689 in the women’s section. The number of participating teams was 177 from 172 countries in the open section and 136 from 131 countries in the women’s section. In the first round games, opponents are frequently vastly unequal and the best players are playing the weakest players from the opposing team. In this DVD Bryan shows us first-round matchups of unequal opponents gives us a great opportunity to see masters games unfold relatively unchallenged and how they are excellent learning opportunities.

Content: 93 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 3 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Intermediate Players.

Users rated this series: 5.00 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: Effortless looking game by Akobian, brilliantly explained by Bryan.

GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently splits his time between Novi Sad, Serbia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001 and became a GM in 2013. Bryan is the first-ever Grandmaster from Alaska!

Outline

  • Part I
    Sicilian: Closed
    Peter Svidler vs. Bilal Samhouri
    Run Time: 00:34:42
  • Part II
    Queen’s Pawn Game
    Oldrich Duras vs. Akiba Rubinstein
    Run Time: 00:32:28
  • Part III
    Queen’s Gambit Declined: Exchange, Positional Line
    Varuzhan Akobian vs. Harold Wanyama
    Run Time: 00:26:32