The Great Battle Between Two ChessLecture Lecturers – GM Jesse Kraai & GM Bryan Smith

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GM Jesse Kraai and Bryan Smith in combat over the board. An exciting account of two great minds in a struggle over the board and in the French: 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Nf6. 2 lectures, 2 points of view, same game!

Content: 72 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 2 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Intermediate Players.

Users rated this series: 4.64 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: I enjoyed both of the lectures on this remarkable game very much! Very nicely played!

GM Jesse Kraai currently 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.

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 first-ever Grandmaster from Alaska!


A Great Battle Between Two CL Lecturers
French Defense
Bryan Smith vs. Jesse Kraai
Run Time: 00:25:05 GM Jesse Kraai

A Great Battle Between Two CL Lecturers
Bryan’s Point of View
French Defense
Bryan Smith vs. Jesse Kraai
Run Time: 00:47:33 IM Bryan Smith

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72 minutes


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