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The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99

Hosted by GM Bryan Smith

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A pawn is said to be poisoned because its capture can result in a positional disadvantage and or the loss of material l. The best known of these is a line of the Sicillian Defense, Najdorf Variation. One of the pioneers of this line was David Bronstein, who tied the 1951 World Championship match against Mikhail Botvinnik 12–12. Bobby Fischer later became an practitioner, playing it with great success. Recently revived GM Bryan Smith shows you how it was historically used, and how our modern top class players such Anand are using it. Content 2 hours of chess theory and discussion in a series of 3 lectures. ECO: B97 Members of ChessLecture.com rated this series a 3.62 out of 5.

Fans on ChessLecture.com said: Bryan: These two lectures on the Poison-Pawn you did are fantastic! Can you please do at least one more poison-pawn lecture to update where this opening stands today? GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and resides in Philadelphia, PA. Some of his accomplishments include clear first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2006 U.S. Masters (qualifying to the 2007 U.S. Championship) and first place in the 2008 King's Island Open, aswell as winning many other Grand Prix tournaments. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001.

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Additional Information

ISBN 885007503019
Manufacturer ChessLecture.com
Host IM Bryan Smith, IM Bryan Smith
Popular Collections ChessLecture.com DVDs
Publication Date Aug 14, 2014
Runtime 120 Minutes
Hardware Requirements Standard DVD Player
Region Lock None - Playable Anywhere