Chess Grandmaster vs National Chess Master (Sicilian Sveshnikov)

Chess Grandmaster vs National Chess Master (Sicilian Sveshnikov)


Hi everyone this is Jerry from the ChessNetwork,
and this is a game analysis from a game I had played online against a Grandmaster who
was playing the white pieces against myself, a National Master. And the time controls for
this game were 15 minutes which meant both of us had 15 minutes each to play the game.
And as always if you have any questions, comments, suggestions feel free to contact me at the
website below, or simply contact me via YouTube. Hope you enjoy the game. My opponent open
the game with the move pawn to e4. I moved pawn to c5. Knight to f3, knight to c6, pawn
to d4, pawn captures pawn, knight captures pawn, knight to f6 attacking the pawn. Knight
to c3 defending the pawn. Pawn to e5 attacking the knight and also creating a weakness in
the black position. Now why would black do this? Well what I hope playing the black pieces
in this position here is to undermine the white center. So I’m seeing that white can
occupy the square d5 with the knight at some point, but what I hope to get in return is
attack against white’s center by moves like pawn to f5 or in some variations a knight
might come to e7 where it would attack the d5 square. But first and foremost the knight
on d4 is attacked so it has to do something. Knight to b5 eyeing the d6 square. Pawn to
d6, bishop to g5 pinning the knight to the queen. Normally my first reaction to a move
such as this is to do something about it. Namely in the form of breaking the pin or
attacking the piece that is pinning my knight to the queen. However neither of these moves
are good and here’s the reason why. For example, if bishop to e7 white simply captures the
knight which is a defender of this critical square d5. After the knight is removed, the
knight on c3 can come to d5 and it’s just big trouble. If I were to recapture the bishop
like this I simply lose a pawn. So my only choice is to capture with the pawn, and now
this knight comes here and there is just all sorts of trouble going on here. If black castles,
you can capture the bishop followed by captures the pawn is one variation. And the other threat
is to just be forking the king and the rook. This is something to be avoided. For right
now I have to avoid this pin err excuse me I have to do just nothing about this pin right
now. What I do have to worry about is this knight here. I have to kick this knight off
of this b5 square. I have to get him off of this square so that he stops eyeing the c7
square. So, pawn to a6 attacking the knight. Knight to a3 and I still don’t do anything
about this pin just yet. Instead I make a more forceful move. Pawn to b5, getting ready
to fork both knights as well as making way for my bishop to potentially come to the b7
square, as well as guarding the c4 square. The knight on a3 is a poorly placed piece
and I’d like to keep him as a poor piece. I don’t want him to be able to come to c4
and reposition himself that much more easily. So after pawn to b5, knight to d5 landing
on the d5 square which once again is a hole as well as getting away from this tactic and
adding pressure to the knight which is pinned. Only now do I do something about this pin
and I break it with the move bishop to e7. Bishop captures knight, bishop captures bishop
and white has just parted with his dark squared bishop. Now is there a way that I can maybe
attack these dark squares? We’ll see if I can do just that. Normally when you are missing
a dark squared bishop or a light squared bishop your dark squares or light squares tend to
become weak. So we’ll see if I can try and attack white’s dark squares. Pawn to c3 making
way for the knight to come to c2 as well as freeing up the pawn to a4 move which would
allow the a1 rook to do stuff. Castle, a developing move getting my king safe. Knight to c2 repositioning,
bishop to g5 making way for the pawn to come to f5 as well as eyeing the e3 square so in
the event the knight comes to e3 I have the option of taking it. Pawn to a4 attacking
my pawn a 2nd time. I have to do something about this. Do I defend my pawn or do I capture
his pawn? I decide to capture. Pawn captures pawn, rook captures pawn, king to h8. Why
this move? Well like I was saying before I do want to move my pawn to f5, but I first
want to get my king the off g8 square. Why? Well my king might be susceptible to attack
along this diagonal I have highlighted in blue. So this king to h8 move is a sort of
prep move. Knight to b4 attacking my knight, knight captures knight, knight captures knight,
pawn to f5 attacking his pawn. Now white does the move queen to d5 attacking my rook which
is the only unprotected piece that I have. Now in chess, moves like this where a queen
comes to d5 attacking my rook which is unprotected is usually a good idea. However in this position
I can actually ignore this threat because I have stronger threats. I simply ignore it
and play pawn captures pawn, allow my rook to be captured. Now I’m down a full piece.
Queen to b6, a quiet move. Now I say quiet because after I moved to b6, it’s a move that
does not capture a piece and it doesn’t check the white king, but what it does do is threaten
a mate in two. Now what do I have as compensation for me being down a rook? Well let’s take
a look at the king positions… my king is safe, white’s king is not safe. In fact he
still needs two moves before he is on the g1 square, and its two moves he simply doesn’t
have. The best move in this position is bishop to e2 which is the move that was played. Let’s
take a look at a couple “what ifs”. What if pawn to f3? This is what would happen: queen
to e3, if king here checkmate, if bishop here check, if king here I take the rook. If bishop
blocks, I check, king here, queen captures bishop, king to f2, and now I got either rook.
Pawn to f3, not good. An alternative queen here guarding this square is met by bishop
to e6, tricky move. If the bishop is captured, checkmate in two. Or if the queen retreats
here, still keeping an eye on this square, checkmate. As it turns out this is the best
move and it’s met now by queen captures pawn check, this is the actual game. King to d1,
queen to e3 threatening two different checkmate in one moves. And now white has to find a
move that will guard both the d2 square as well as the c1 square, and there is not a
move that can be made that does just that. So the white king needs to put on his running
shoes and he runs to c2. King to c2, queen captures bishop check, king to b1. Queen captures
pawn attacking the rook, rook to e1, bishop to h4. This is a very dynamic position. There
are very forcing moves that are going on here. I’m trying to give as much direction to my
opponent as possible, I’m trying to limit my opponents’ responses. And after bishop
to h4 attacking the rook, rook captures pawn, the rook is now attacking my bishop but at
the same time he’s worked himself into a pin. If the rook moves, I get the queen on a8.
Queen to f1, now in this position I want to be able to move my c8 bishop, but it’s pinned
to my rook on f8. So queen to f1 checks the king and protects my rook on f8 which would
free up my bishop to move off of the c8 square. King to c2, note that if king comes here,
bishop check and I got the queen. So king to c2 and bishop to e6. Now I am threatening
the queen, rook captures pawn. Now I could capture the queen, have white recapture and
check my king, but then I would have to block with my bishop. But I don’t want to have to
do that to my bishop, I don’t want to work my bishop into a pin. Instead I want my bishop
to be an attacker. So after rook captures pawn, pawn to h6, rook captures bishop, rook
captures queen, rook captures rook, king to h7, rook e8 attacking my bishop, queen to
f2 check forking the king and the rook, king to c1, bishop to f5. White resigns as there
is no way of stopping my queen from getting either the rook or checkmating the king on
the square e1. So that’s all for this game. Hope you got something out of it.

100 thoughts on “Chess Grandmaster vs National Chess Master (Sicilian Sveshnikov)

  1. great game I often was playing this opening as black and I always ended in bad positions, now I have learned how to handle it correctly, many thanks

  2. White could have won simply with 58.Qg8+ Ke7 (Bf7 59.Qd8 and mate next move) 59.Qxg6 and now both Rxd4 and Rxg4 fail to 60.Qg7+ Ke8 61.Kd6 and mate next move. But he saw something even quicker: 58.Kd8 and indeed, Black resigned, not seeing anything against Qe7 mate—or that Rxg4 would give him a winning position. The logic is that with his last move, White didn't only threaten Qe7 mate, but also interfered with his Queen's access to c8, which he needed against Rxg4. Black also hadn't noticed this

  3. At TIME 5:55. Personally I would have moved Black Bishop to D7 allowing Black Queen to Protect threatened Rook at A8 and at the same time this would place some pressure on the Rook at A4 with the moved Bishop on D7. "If I'm Going Down, I'm Talking You With Me!" LOL Good Game though! 🙂

  4. This is very helpful thank you because I play the sicilian almost all the time and that pin with the bishop,right in the beginning and how to respond to it is so helpful.

  5. very nice game,. are you familiar with the line involving c4 at 4:05? i think it goes something like c4 … b4 Nc2 a5 and a3 but im not 100% who the evaluation favors here. what do you think?

  6. @OnlineChessLessons I haven't played that line seriously(competitively), but have gone into it several times via blitz.

  7. @ChessNetwork i think the dynamic balance with the line, but i feel like it can get pretty dicey if you're not extremely familiar with it. i've definitely seen a couple games where black failed to achieve sufficient counterplay for his long-term positional disadvantage. could recommend any GMs off the top of your head that are specialists in this line for black?

  8. what about at 8:50 if you capture the rook with your queen on g2 then if he recaptures with the queen you move your bishop to c5 no allowing the queen to move? just an option wonding if it was a good one please answer me when you have time

  9. @OnlineChessLessons Yes, that is the main line of the c4 variation. Play usually continues with g3, 0-0 and Bg2 where white can probably claim a slight edge due to his lead in space, his powerfully placed knight on d5, and black's long term weakness in the form of the d6 pawn.

  10. @Tnk64ChessCourse i agree i think it favors white slightly, it also removes a lot of the dynamism from the position so i think its typically pretty drawish. i believe shirov (maybe tal before him?) used to play this line before it was so thoroughly analyzed. thanks

  11. @kamzok if the White Queen would have taken the e4 pawn, it would not halt the Black Queen from getting the checkmate in 2 moves.

  12. i dont know really anything about chess other then how the pieces move (not meaning how to move them with much thought just what patterns they can go) but i would like to know how dose one become a grandmaster?

  13. @AchiilezTheOne It's not feedback, it's noise. You might want to buy him a better mic and/or an acousticaly optimized house! 🙂 You can catch his live streams on twitch, on his channel chessnetwork!!! Tell him the good news yourself, or donate in secret.

  14. When you chased away his knight, he can simple take with his bishop, and if you take with queen, he could fork, if you take with pawn, he would break your king side pawn structure. Right?

  15. I know this video is 5 years old, but still, quite impressive. Was this the first time you beat a GM? Has your title advanced from NM at all?

  16. i wanna vs you and i'm a 10yr old, if you think i'm easy, actually i can beat my whole school.
    if i beat you i'm off to defeat the grandmaster or the master of all chess. Try to vs me in network chess. BRING IT ON!!!

  17. is this a joke?

    if you're actually serious… first off, i doubt there are any titled players at your school. beating a bunch of kids is ok for a 10 year old, but it's not a real accomplishment. second, jerry's been playing chess longer than you've been alive… thirdly the "master of all chess" is called the chess world champion. fourthly stop being a cocky little shit, and try to show some maturity and gamesmanship if you're going to play a gentleman's game like chess.

  18. It's not a joke you know i'm actually a chess master in cabramatta, bankstown, blacktown and canley vale if you want to bring me down. Your on!!!! Should i subscribe to you because i like your comments you gave me. BRING IT AND REMEMBER I AM THE MIGHTY SONNY THAT IS A 10YRS OLD AND YOU WILL BE PWNED BY ME IF YOU VS ME IN CHESS.

    "WE ARE CHESS MASTERS IN ARMS" LIKE MY SLOGON!!

  19. such maturity, typing out a paragraph of invective against a ten-year old. such gentlemanly behaviour, swearing at a child. you are pathetic dm9910. and fyi, "gamesmanship" means the opposite of what you think it means. look it up.

  20. @supersonny696901 lol i am a kid (13) and i am okay at chess but i call bullshit on this one even if you are a master at 10 what makes you think you can pawn me or the chessnetwork or any grandmaster truth is little dude you have no clue how strong the chessnetwork is and im

  21. Someone's been watching too many movies … or animated shows like…oh I don't know, YuGiOh. (normal for a 10 yr old). You seem to picture yourself as some kind of hero who must defeat some mysterious, ominous "grand master". xD Stay calm, be friendly, and enjoy the game. You can never learn if you think you're the best – and if you can't learn, that means you've already peaked with no room for improvement which is just sad.Stay more open minded and try to learn; don't be so bittely arrogant :]

  22. Why doesn't white go bxf6 at 3:00? It weakens black's pawn structure on the king's side. And if qxf6, he has the fork with the knight.

  23. i wonder about the time situations right before the rook capture and the moves after. Very smoothly played as usual, Jerry

  24. around 1:42 when u are placed in that pin is it a good idea to move your queen to A5? place the knight in the pin eliminating that threat on D5? im just curious. im new at chess.

  25. After the Bishop moves to d7, White can capture the pawn on a6 with his Rook. His Rook would then be defended by the Bishop on f1 and the Knight on b4. It's good to make things complicated when playing stronger opponents, they might miss something.

    What Jerry did makes sense. While he is losing a Rook, White has not only put his Queen in the corner of the board! The Queen cannot help defend, so in the short term it's almost as if White is playing without his Queen (or his Rook on h1).

  26. well hard to believe it was really a Gm unless it was 5 minute game or he didnt care or was retired.
    anyway nice sacrifice

  27. Seriously thinking about it, i believe even in a 5 minutes games, a casual game this wouldnt happen.
    Its well played but it violates chess principles i dont think a GM would ever make such a mistake.
    I think you just made up the game or played against a lower rated player and than just said it was a GM

  28. Well because you don't understand chess, and you are talking about chess, you clearly don't know what you're talking about

  29. Hi jerry, i really appreciate your videos; i've learned alot about positional play. but my calculation skill is pretty bad, and i often miss good moves on my side and also some simple tactics (but i don't drop pieces anymore). Do you have some advice? 🙂

  30. Young Jerry Pacino at his best 😀 Great game, hope you get your well deserved GM soon 🙂 keep up with the videos, they're great!

  31. Question:
    at 9:32 after black move from h7-h6, why NOT white protect it's Queen by moving from a8-b7? Can you please provide ur insight?
    I'm a beginner and I always try to defend my Queen and never trade not even for a rook+bishop. I know that's a weakness.
    I would like to understand when it is worth trading Queen with minor pieces.

  32. This is currently an 11 year old video of one of your games, and yet it was still very instructive for me, especially since I play the Sicilian Defense a lot.

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