Learn from the World Champions – Vol 2 – FM Dennis Monokroussos

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Learn from the World Champions – Vol 2 – FM Dennis Monokroussos
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Although chess styles have evolved greatly over the last hundred years, the insights from players of the Classical and Hypermodern eras are still the foundation of good chess play. This collection features those lessons in brilliant examples of play from the 5 World Champions Botvinnik, Smyslov, Spassky, Petrosian, Tal. Dennis takes us on a two game tour per World Champion of the Soviet era of chess spanning from 1948 to 1972.
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Learn from the World Champions – Vol 2

Although chess styles have evolved greatly over the last hundred years, the insights from players of the Classical and Hypermodern eras are still the foundation of good chess play. This collection features those lessons in brilliant examples of play from the 5 World Champions Botvinnik, Smyslov, Spassky, Petrosian, Tal. Dennis takes us on a two game tour per World Champion of the Soviet era of chess spanning from 1948 to 1972.

Content: Over 4.5 hours of instruction and analysis in a series of 10 lectures. PGN Files Included.

Recommended for: Intermediate Players.

Users rated this series: 4.11 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: Great explanation. I really appreciate the detailed annotations in FM Monokroussos’s game file as well!

FM Dennis Monokroussos is a 3 time Nevada State Champion and won the Indiana State Championship in 2009. Dennis has taught philosophy at several universities including the University of Notre Dame. Dennis currently works as a chess coach for both children and adults both in person and over the Internet. He can be contacted through his blog.

Outline

DVD 1

  • The Botvinnik System a la Botvinnik
    Arnold Sheldon Denker vs. Mikhail Botvinnik
    Run Time: 00:28:30
  • Winning With the Central Steamroller
    Mikhail Botvinnik vs. Jose Raul Capablanca
    Run Time: 00:26:40
  • The Blend: Tactics and Schematic Thinking in the Endgame
    Vassily Smyslov vs. Zoltan Ribli
    Run Time: 00:38:28
  • Attacking Vigor At Any Age
    Vassily Smyslov vs. Zoltan Ribli
    Run Time: 00:25:07
  • Outhacking the Hacker
    Mikhail Tal vs. Dragoljub Velimirovic
    Run Time: 00:28:30

DVD 2

  • Building the Attack
    Mikhail Tal vs. Yrjo A Rantanen
    Run Time: 00:21:10
  • Playing Space Invaders, Petrosian Style
    Boris Spassky vs. Tigran Petrosian
    Run Time: 00:27:18
  • Petrosian’s Powerful Prophylactic Play
    Tigran Petrosian vs. Herman Pilnik
    Run Time: 00:23:15
  • From Russia with Love
    Boris Spassky vs. David Bronstein
    Run Time: 00:22:07
  • Hit Them at Their Strongest Point
    Tigran Petrosian vs. Boris Spassky
    Run Time 00:34:23