Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 1 – NM Dana Mackenzie

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LM Dana Mackenzie examines amateur games and gives his thoughts and strategies behind pivotal game moments. Games examined include the Caro-Kann, Two Knights Defense, King’s Indian: Fianchetto, Sicilian Defense: Najdorf, Queen’s Pawn game.

Includes: ECO: B16, C55, E67, B90, D00

Recommended for: Intermediate Players

Content: 205 Minutes in a series of 5 lectures.

Users rated this series: 4.5 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: I learned more from watching this half hour lecture on how to typically play King’s Indian from Blacks side then from hours and hours of reading books.

LM Dana Mackenzie is a USCF Life Master, a PhD mathematician, and an award-winning mathematics, science journalist and author. LM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the “Fischer boom” of 1971-72 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985 & 1987, he became a master in 1988. Mackenzie now lives in Santa Cruz, CA and runs a chess club for kids at the local library. His passion for chess and his enthusiasm for teaching is unmistakable.


1. Caro-Kann: Bronstein-Larsen Variation
Run Time: 00:39:22

2. Two Knights Defense
Run Time: 00:35:30

3. King’s Indian: Fianchetto
Run Time: 00:31:22

4. Sicilian Defense: Najdorf
Run Time: 00:57:42

5. Queen’s Pawn Game
Run Time: 00:41:54

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