Alekhine’s Defense is a hypermodern chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. e4 Nf6 This bizarre defense introduced by the chess champion Alekhine and later practiced by Gruenfeld is the extreme in hypermodern openings because of its unbalanced nature provoking a weakness in White’s center pawns.
Content: 156 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 5 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Beginning-Intermediate Players.
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IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Bill was the 2013 New England Co-Champion, Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, two-time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGM’s in tournament play. Bill has extensive experience training both adults and children privately and in the schools.
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!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn was born in Ukraine and learned chess from his father, a FIDE Master. He moved to the United States at the age of fourteen and won the U.S. U18 Championship in 2000. Eugene earned a chess scholarship from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he graduated in computer science. In 2002 he was awarded the Samford Chess Fellowship – given to the top American Player under 25 years old – which helped him earn the GM title in 2006.
Eugene currently lives in Massachusetts, and competes mainly in New England. He is a regular contributor to ChessLecture.com, and is co-author of two books: Chess Openings for White, Explained and Chess Openings for Black, Explained, both in their second editions.
LM Dana Mackenzie is a USCF Life Master, a PhD mathematician, and an award-winning mathematics and science journalist and author. LM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the ‘Fischer boom’ of 1971-72 and for some reason never quit. He was the champion of North Carolina in 1985 and 1987, and became a master in 1988. In 2009, Dana received his Life Master certificate from the USCF, and in 2012 was a member of the West regional champion team in the US Amateur Team tournament.
His most memorable game was in 2006, a victory over IM David Pruess, a game later featured as Game of the Day by Chessgames on November 23, 2011. That same game so impressed then-IM Jesse Kraai that he invited Dana to give a lecture on it – on this site, where Dana has delivered more than 100 lectures since.
Mikhail Tal vs. Bent Larsen
Run Time: 00:27:41 IM Bill Paschall
A Famous Game by Bronstein
David Bronstein vs. Ljubomir Ljubojevic
Run Time: 00:49:41 GM Bryan Smith
Beating the Alekhine
Eugene Perelshteyn vs. Sergey Vertkin
Run Time: 00:21:17 GM Perelshteyn
Reno Recap: A New Pawn Sac in the Alekhine
Dana Mackenzie vs. Jake Kleiman
Run Time: 00:40:44 LM Mackenzie
Always Trust Your Score Sheet
Ilan Benjamin vs. Dana Mackenzie
Run Time: 00:16:43 LM Mackenzie
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