Friday, 26 March 2010

Videos of GM post-game analysis from 2010 Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess_2

More GM post-Game analysis from the 2010 Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament in Nice, France.

Round 9 Rapid - Aronian-Ponomariov Reti Opening
I recommend this game. Aronian gives clear commentary and he ells you what his plan(s) were when playing the game. Also, don't miss the candid interview at the end where Aronian talks about his form (poor) and his motivation. Of course, for those who don't follow chess gossip, GM Levon Aronian, Armenia's top chess player is Australia's No 1 woman player's boyfriend.

Round 10 Rapid - Gelfand-Svidler - Gruenfeld Defence

Enjoy GM Peter Svidler's anglo accented English (Svidler is an avid cricket fan and follows the fortunes of the English cricket team closely even when playing in a chess tournament. There is even a story that then organisers of the GibTelecomm Chess Festival dangled some net practice as incentive for Svidler to play. It worked! see previous blog here.) in his favourite 1 d4 Defence, namely the Gruenfeld.

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