Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position – GM Jesse Kraai

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GM Jesse Kraai explains Kasparov’s fundamental theorem of chess with which any position can be evaluated. Jesse gives us examples of near perfect games, and analysis tools to evaluate your own game.

Content: 88 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 3 lectures. PGN Included.

Includes: ECO: C22, C41, A15

Recommended for: Beginner, Intermediate Players.

Users rated this series: 4.0 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: This game really shows that material in many cases may not be the most important factor like many players think.

GM Jesse Kraai resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the US championship from 2002-2006. Jesse received his final GM norm at the Foxwoods Open 2007 and has a Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg. Jesse is an active chess coach.


Part I
Opening: Philidor Defense
Matchup: Paul Morphy vs. Duke Karl and Count Isouard
Run Time: 00:21:31

Part II
Opening: Center Game: Paulsen Attack Variation
Matchup: Jacques Mieses vs. Alexander Alekhine
Run Time: 00:34:25

Part III
Opening: Queen’s Indian: Fianchetto
Matchup: Veselin Topalov vs. Viswanathan Anand
Run Time: 00:32:43

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Running time

88 minutes


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