• 14 maanden geleden


    Thanks, Roman! Great analysis!

  • 22 maanden geleden


    I was fortunate to see Keres give a lecture and simultaneous at my local club.It was after Curacao and he discussed his game with Geller.Great attacking display.Genius.Thank you Roman.

  • 3 jaar geleden


    it's true what he's saying about 21 years old being "younger" in a sense back in the 30s 40s 50s than it is today but only in the sense of a person's professional career. back then everything was in slow motion in comparison to today in regards to professional careers/economics etc. you didn't really get anywhere professionally/economically speaking until much later in life back then whereas today you have 20 year old billionaires and in terms of chess 15 year old grandmasters. However, in another sense 21 years old today is much younger than 21 years old in the 30s-70s. todays 20 somethings don't typically get married or have kids, most haven't chosen a career (the ones that have are the exception) and the vast majority are living a kind of extended adolescence which lasts until their 30s. back in the 70s people typically got married and had kids at age 20-22 (very rare these days and getting more rare every year) and were already settled into a career/trade, today this doesn't seem to happen until people are in their 30s. also of course people are living longer these days as a result of improved science and tech. but in the sense that GM is referring to, professional career/economic status, it is true that 21 was much younger back then than it is today especially in terms of chess careers. 

  • 3 jaar geleden


    In Fine-Keres AVRO 1938 Keres played 41...Bd6 42.Kc2 Bh2 (not 41...Be7 followed by ...Bf6) and Fine resigned after Keres' 57th move. This is the score from "GM of Chess: The Complete Games of Paul Keres - The Early Years" (vol 1) game #26.

  • 4 jaar geleden


    I've only just got round to watching this and this is an amazing display of chess natural talent! Paul Keres -  'active' positional player, great!! Cool

    @23:30 the position on the board is definitely something of beauty - all of white's army poised at the black king; raking bishops, a strong knight and queen, then Rf1!! Money Mouth

    I enjoyed your analysis Roman and I think you've hit the nail on the head with these computer evalutions... there's a +/- score etc and maybe being a pawn for the exchange up is winning, but PRACTICAL WINNING CHANCES are when there are more pieces on the board, so much more fun too! Ace video!

  • 4 jaar geleden


    Also, just to throw it out there, you can also use a remote desktop app.  This will let you connect to another computer that can play the videos properly.

  • 4 jaar geleden


    Are you using an ipad one/earlier version iphone?  It doesn't support the video profile encoded this video in (High Profile 3.1).  The video works on my ipad 2/iphone 4s fine but I have had issues before with their videos...

    You should get the app, its pretty good and handles videos.

    If any of the devs are reading this, you really should use multiple encodings...

  • 4 jaar geleden


    i havent been able to view this on my iphone either! i called support and they said they dont support it anymore.  that is crap.  im a platinum member and enjoyed watching vids while in bed or sitting comfortably away from i cannot do that anymore.  they dont even claim to try to fix it or go back.  i guess they dont care it makes no sense for these videos not to work on the largest selling personal device....

  • 4 jaar geleden


    of the last 3 videos released, only one of them plays on my ipad and iphone.  This one does not play.  Can someone tell me why?

  • 4 jaar geleden


    Was Paul Keres a drinking buddy like Leonid Stein? We will never know.

  • 4 jaar geleden


    Another real Gem here!  Love this series!!! Triple exclam!  Paul Keres stood up like Korchnoi later in the 70's when he could have easily ended up in a Gulag or worse.  All he wanted was freedom to play outside the confines of the Soviet system.

  • 4 jaar geleden


    Extremely informative!  Thank you Grandmaster Dzindzichashvili.

  • 4 jaar geleden


    You spoke about iniative and how players years ago did not understand it. But wasn't the purpose of many of the sacrifices made by Paul Morphy for the purpose of gaining the iniative?

  • 4 jaar geleden


    Keres brilliancy beautifully displayed.  Thank you. I find it fascinating how much politics can cast its shadow over talent.  The Soviet school would have shinned even brighter had ideology not smothered genius. Keep up your fine work and education of this generation

  • 4 jaar geleden


    @johnpeter101: I think you're right that Nf4+ is the real reason he can't take the bishop. After b2, maybe black could sac the rook Rxb2 then grab the f5 pawn and try to hold the draw with equal material (but black does have the outside passer)

  • 4 jaar geleden


    Thank you very much for these woderful games and for the insightful remarks about Paul Keres.

  • 4 jaar geleden


    i was wondering why at 8:01, when either the knight takes the bishop, why not make a fork at f4?

  • 4 jaar geleden



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