Presented by International Grand Bryan Smith for ChessLecture.com
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 highest rated player from Alaska and the first ever Grandmaster from Alaska!
Smith is rated 2445 and Eugene is rated 2600.
In this series, we get to see how Carlsen deals with a variety of opponents, from amateur level players, to average grandmasters, to super-grandmasters. To begin with, we see his round one win against Bardur Birkisson.
Content: 2 hours and 58 minutes of chess theory and discussion over a series of 6 lectures.
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GM Eugene Perelshtyen earned his third GM norm after sharing first place in the 2006 Foxwoods Open, giving him the official GM title. He won the Samford Chess Fellowship in 2002, an award that amounts to $64,000, which is awarded to the top American player under 25 years old. Eugene also led the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to several Pan American championships from 1998-2002. Eugene also won the highly prestigious US Junior Championship in 2000. Eugene recently co-authored the books Chess Openings for Black, Explained and Chess Openings for White, Explained.
Part 1 - Nimzo-Indian: 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without...d5
Carlsen vs. Birkesson
Run Time - 00:31:19
Bonus lecture How to Play with Initiative vs the World Champion Magnus Carlsen
Perelshteyn vs. Carlsen
Run Time: 00:26:05
Part 2: Torre Attack: Tartokower Variation
Carlsen vs. Xiong
Run Time: 00:29:12
Part 3: Petrov Defense
Carlsen vs. Granda Zuniga
Run Time: 00:24:59
Part 4: Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
Eljanov vs. Carlsen
Run Time: 00:31:50
Part 5: Ruy Lopez
Caruana vs. Carlsen
Run Time: 00:34:58