The Fischer Endgame – GM Jesse Kraai

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The Fischer Endgame – GM Jesse Kraai
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GM Bobby Fischer and the 11th world chess champion was known for excellent endgame technique. IM Jerey Silman listed Fischer as one of the five best endgame players along with Lasker, Rubinstein, Capablanca, and Smyslov. Silman called Fischer a “master of bishop endings”. In this DVD Jesse shows us examples of the endgame he is so well known for.
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The Fischer Endgame

GM Bobby Fischer and the 11th world chess champion was known for excellent endgame technique. IM Jerey Silman listed Fischer as one of the five best endgame players along with Lasker, Rubinstein, Capablanca, and Smyslov. Silman called Fischer a “master of bishop endings”. In this DVD Jesse shows us examples of the endgame he is so well known for. The endgame consists of a rook, bishop, and pawns against a rook, knight, and pawns and has sometimes been called the “Fischer Endgame”. Named because of three instructive wins by Fischer (with the bishop) in 1970 and 1971 over Mark Taimanov One of the games the 1970 Interzonal the other two were in their 1971 quarter-final candidates match.

Content: 105 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 4 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Advanced Players.

Users rated this series: 4.46 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: I think this is one of the greatest chess endings! Thanks, GM Jesse Kraai to put it on the lab! It is beautiful endgame and practical! In my opinion, you deserve 5/5 Congratulations!

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.

Outline

  • The ‘Fischer Endgame’
    Part I
    Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation, Modern Line
    Robert James Fischer vs. Mark Taimanov
    Run Time: 00:24:21
  • The ‘Fischer Endgame’
    Part II
    Sicilian Defense: Taimanov Variation
    Robert James Fischer vs. Mark Taimanov
    Run Time: 00:29:52
  • The ‘Fischer Endgame’
    Part III The Legacy
    Queen’s Gambit Declined
    Garry Kasparov vs. Vasily Smyslov
    Run Time: 00:25:52
  • My Fischer Endgame
    Sicilian Defense: Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, Rauser Variation
    Melikset Khachiyan vs. Jesse Kraai
    Run Time: 00:25:03
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