Chess Candidates 2014 – Day 2 – The Redemption of Aronian

Hello everybody, it’s jrobi! We have had a HUGE huge day the Chess Candidates 2014, we are going to be taking a look at 3 games today, we have had 3 victors coming out of day 2! And the first game we are going to take a look at quickly here is Kramnik versus Karjakin. […]

Grandmaster Chess Blunders #1: Can you spot the mistake?

Hello everybody it is jrobi. I wanted to do kind of a fun video series here, get it started off. I’m going to put these out here once in a while. And it is going to focus on trying to find the mistakes that Grandmasters have made in the past. And thankfully they make mistakes, […]

Chess Candidates 2014 – Day 3 – Symphony of Errors

Hello everybody, it’s jrobi! On day 3 of Chess Candidates 2014 we had a spectacular collapse in the day’s only win. Let’s take a look now at at Mamedyarov versus “The Assassin” Anand! Anand is playing black, Mamedyarov is playing white. White opens up with Queen’s pawn to D4, and we get into basically a […]

Grandmaster Chess Tactics #7: Can you spot the line?

Hello everybody it is jrobi. I have another Grandmaster Chess Tactics video that I want to do today. And it is based around a game played by Henrik Danielsen. For those of you who don’t know who Mr Danielsen is he is a chess Grandmaster from Iceland. And he is the only [the first] chess […]

Chess Candidates 2014 – Day 5 – A Tale of Rooks and Bishops

Hello everybody, it’s jrobi! We are going to be taking a look at Candidates Chess 2014, day 5. The day was a series of draws for the most part, and some of them were pretty interesting to look at, so I recommend that you check the official tournament site and play through the games to […]

Grandmaster Chess Tactics #5: Can you spot the line?

Hello everybody it is jrobi again with another Grandmaster Chess Tactics video I’d like to do. And this position actually took place in a game between Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian in the recent Bilbao 2008 chess tournament. And Magnus was playing white in this position and it is white to move. Now the tournament […]

The Bishop’s and Queen’s sacrifice trap in the Chess Opening Italian Game!

we continue to study Italian game “Giuoco piano” opening Make primary moves Bc4 Bc5, 0-0, Nd6, d3, d6 and now on the waiting list Another move for white Bg5 this move of the bishop is considered premature, as black did not make a castling, and the rook h8 is on his starting position much more […]

Chess Traps #1: Ruy Lopez Mortimer Trap

Hello everybody. It’s jrobi and I’m going to be looking at a chess trap today in the Ruy Lopez and it’s called the Mortimer Trap and it’s used by black in the hopes that white gets a little bit greedy for material in the beginning of the match, unleashing a whole bunch of problems for […]

Grandmaster Chess Tactics #6: Can you spot the line?

Hello everybody it is jrobi again with another Grandmaster Chess Tactics video I would like to do today. And this position took place in a game between Anatoly Karpov who is playing white and Istvan Csom was playing black. And the game took place in a location called Bad Lauterberg, Germany. That’s a pretty cool […]

Chess Candidates 2014 – Day 8 – An Immortal Move

Hello everybody, it’s jrobi! Got round 8 coverage here, and we only had one win today and it was a memorable win! We had — basically one of the most — well probably the most beautiful endgames played in the Candidate Tournament so far. And this will be one that will probably be around for […]