Grandmaster Secrets – Vassily Ivanchuk – GM Damian Lemos

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Empire Chess – Vol 41

GM Vassily IvanchukVassily Ivanchuk is one of the greatest chess players ever who has not won a world championship. Ivanchuk is a Super-GM with a peak rating of 2787 and has achieved incredible results at the highest levels of chess since he was only a teenager in the 1980s. Ivanchuk’s play is fascinating for spectators because he is incredibly creative and constantly strives to create maximum imbalances and complications in any position. World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand has played with Ivanchuk at the super-elite level for 20 years and states ¨Ivanchuk’s play is extremely creative and highly unpredictable¨ – and that is exactly what this chess DVD will demonstrate to viewers.

Grandmaster Damian Lemos utilizes his profound positional understanding and sharp tactical strength to dissect several of Ivanchuk’s best games, explaining exceptionally unique and subtle ideas in Ivanchuk’s play that truly set him apart from other players. This chess DVD will help viewers play more creative and dynamic chess as you will begin to see hidden qualities to candidate moves and plans that you would not have even considered before!

OUTLINE:

1. Ivanchuk vs Graf
2. Ivanchuk vs Beliavsky
3. Topalov vs Ivanchuk
4. Morozevich vs Ivanchuk
5. Ivanchuk vs Kramnik

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Running time

2 hours 29 minutes

Presenter

GM Damian Lemos

Encoding

Standard H.264, .mp4, compatible with all Apple and PC devices.

3 reviews for Grandmaster Secrets – Vassily Ivanchuk – GM Damian Lemos

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chess (verified owner)

    First of all, Damian Lemos is in my opinion the most gifted chess presenter available. What I like about Lemos is that (1) he does not go fast, (2) he is clear and (3) he explains “move by move”. In Grandmaster Secrets-Vassily Ivanchuk he gives approximately 2 and 1/2 hours of analysis going over 5 games: Ivanchuk vs Graf (24:46), Ivanchuk vs Beliavsky (31:25), Topolov vs Ivanchuk (22:30), Morozevich vs Ivanchuk (34:25) and Ivanchuk vs. Kramnik (36:12). No pgns are provided, but you can get them from the videos as the moves in algebraic notation are shown on the screen. I would describe Lemos as a video version of a “Grandmaster chess move by move” in the sense that by listening to Lemos you understand how a grandmaster thinks about EVERY move (not just the critical ones) including the openings, in-between moves, the flexibility of certain moves or move orders, positional points of view, tactics, etc, every aspect of the game. After watching Lemos’s videos on Ivanchuk, my 7 year old son was so excited about Lemos’s game explanations that my son started to call himself “Ivanchuk”! I have to remark that most 7 year olds (and older too) would get lost looking at other chess presenters, as they often go too fast, don’t explain “obvious” (to them anyways) moves, don’t make good use of the GUI like arrows or square colors etc, make excuses to go fast like “this is all theory” just to rapidly click through moves … this will not happen with Lemos.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Connie Walker

    What an amazing way to get know how the Super-GM think. The way of Damian Lemos teaching is so clear and precise, also his way to speak is perfect for keep you interested in the DVD 😀

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex Combs

    I always admired Vassily Ivanchuk work during his matches and this study made by GM Damian Lemos is SPECTACULAR. I will be looking forward to see more about this kind of studying made by GM Damian Lemos.

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Vassily Ivanchuk is one of the greatest chess players ever who has not won a world championship. Ivanchuk is a Super-GM with a peak rating of 2787 and has achieved incredible results at the highest levels of chess since he was only a teenager in the 1980s. Ivanchuk’s play is fascinating for spectators because he is incredibly creative and constantly strives to create maximum imbalances and complications in any position. World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand has played with Ivanchuk at the super-elite level for 20 years and states ¨Ivanchuk’s play is extremely creative and highly unpredictable¨ – and that is exactly what this chess DVD will demonstrate to viewers. Grandmaster Damian Lemos utilizes his profound positional understanding and sharp tactical strength to dissect several of Ivanchuk’s best games, explaining exceptionally unique and subtle ideas in Ivanchuk’s play that truly set him apart from other players. This chess DVD will help viewers play more creative and dynamic chess as you will begin to see hidden qualities to candidate moves and plans that you would not have even considered before!

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