Yermolinsky’s Brilliancy Bombs – GM Alex Yermolinsky
GM Alex Yermolinsky is here to bring you in-depth, hard-hitting GM analyses of the games in his brilliancy collection.
In this bundle, we have a huge number of games that were selected by a panel of experts as the best games from a series of tournaments – and Yermolinsky analyzes them with his trademark wit and refined cynicism.
The first part of this 24-hour video series gives you access to GM Yermolinsky’s analysis of the best games from The US Chess League 2013. In this event, the chess cities of the United States compete against each other in a winner-take-all, no-holds-barred annual battle royale.
In 2013, 16 cities faced off for the title of US Chess League Champion. Divided into two divisions, East and West, the best match scores across 10 weeks entered the playoffs where eventually the Miami Sharks were crowned champions.
Following that, GM Alex Yermolinsky analyzes some popular games from very strong super-grandmasters and compares their play with Magnus Carlsen, who is undoubtedly one of the greatest minds in chess history.
About the Author:
GM Alex Yermolinsky is an American grandmaster and also a two-time U.S. Chess Champion.
In 1993, Yermolinsky won the U.S. Chess Championship, tying for first place with Alexander Shabalov. In 1996 he was the sole champion. He has won the World Open in Philadelphia three times: in 1993, 1995 and 1996. (In 1999 he was equal first with other nine players, and Gregory Serper won the playoff).
How is this course going to help me?
In this package, what you’ll find is a compilation of Yermolinsky’s best premium chess.com material.
Here’s part of what you’ll see:
Lessons from the 2014 Candidates Tournament
GM Yermolinsky gives a more in-depth look at what happened to the betting favorite at the 2014 Candidates Tournament. In his words, GM Aronian is “too driven by his emotions” and that got him into trouble after the tournament began to go sour.
Yermo will show you how GM Mamedyarov capitalizes on this weakness by playing a topical line in the Nimzo and sacking the exchange for great counterplay. You have to see this popular system in action!
You’ll also enjoy the analysis of a kingside attack in a game between Kramnik and Topalov that ends up being rebuffed, leading to a two knight versus two bishop endgame.
What Happens when you Hesitate in Chess
You probably know that hesitating in chess is bad, but you’ll be amazed at how quickly things fall apart after one unjustified delay. GM Alex Yermolinsky examines an unusual game from the Russian team championships to illustrate this important chess truth.
Just as White is about to consolidate his position, Black uses that moment to start a deadly attack. You don’t want to miss the double rook sacrifice at the end.
GM Alex Yermolinsky has decades of experience as a chess player, and his animated and unique style of instruction will help you improve and find better moves at the board.
Enjoy this course!