Two Knights Defense – LM Dana Mackenzie

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Two Knights Defense – LM Dana Mackenzie
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Bronstein once suggested that the term “defense” does not fit this strategy, and suggested the name “Chigorin Counterattack” as this line is adopted as Black by many aggressive players including Chigorin and Keres. Here Dana takes you through the strategy and how it plays out in real games.
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Two Knights Defense

Bronstein once suggested that the term “defense” does not fit this strategy, and suggested the name “Chigorin Counterattack” as this line is adopted as Black by many aggressive players including Chigorin and Keres. Here Dana takes you through the strategy and how it plays out in real games.

Content: 189 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 4 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Intermediate Players.

Users rated this series: 3.75 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: A terrific lecture! When you see games like these you understand that chess is still an art rather than a skill!

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.

Outline

  • Part I
    The Fighting Fritz
    Martin Sims vs. Sterling
    Run Time: 00:53:05
  • Part II
    The Terrible Traxler
    Sergei Karjakin vs. Oleksander Zubov
    Run Time: 00:49:44
  • Part III
    A Recipe From My Secret
    Underground Laboratory
    Run Time: 00:37:12
  • Part IV
    Modern Variation (or the “Nimzo-Two-Knights”)
    Run Time: 00:49:49