The Lighter Side
Life Master Dana Mackenzie shows us how real-life games can get into those strange theoretical possibilities, the results of which are hysterical, but, there is also a lot to learn from them. Features Quadrupled Pawns, Checkmate with a King, Double Queen Sac and something Dana calls Krabbe’s Curiosity Cabinet.
Content: 162 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 4 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Intermediate Players.
Users rated this series: 4.09 out of 5
Chess Fans have said: Dana! This is a wonderful addition to the library. I was surprised at how much I actually learned from this. In the beginning, I kind of chuckled at your comments…but after getting into the lecture I actually got a lot out of it. Thanks!
LM Dana Mackenzie is a USCF Life Master, a Ph.D. mathematician, and award-winning mathematics and science journalist and author. LM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the ‘Fischer boom’ of 1971-72 and for some reason never quit. He was the champion of North Carolina in 1985 and 1987 and became a master in 1988. In 2009, Dana received his Life Master certificate from the USCF, and in 2012 was a member of the West regional champion team in the US Amateur Team tournament.
His most memorable game was in 2006, a victory over IM David Pruess, a game later featured as Game of the Day by Chessgames on November 23, 2011. That same game so impressed then-IM Jesse Kraai that he invited Dana to give a lecture on it – on this site, where Dana has delivered more than 100 lectures since.
- Part I
Run Time: 00:37:02
- Part II
Krabbe’s Kuriosity Kabinet
Run Time: 00:36:21
- Part III
Checkmate with the King
Run Time: 00:46:55
- Part IV
Double Queen Sacs
Run Time: 00:42:37