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GM Roman Dzindzichashvili:
GM Dzindzichashvili was once one of the top players in the world. Born in Georgia, his chess first developed in the USSR. While still an International Master, he defeated opponents like Botvinnik and Bronstein before emigrating, first to Israel where he became a Grandmaster, and then to the United States. His accomplishments in the U.S. include two U.S. Championship first places, and one World Open. He has not played actively in tournaments recently, but has become even more famous perhaps in the U.S. for quality instructional materials, in particular chess videos!
GM Eugene Perelshteyn:
GM Perelshteyn learned chess from his father, a professional chess coach. His record of accomplishments is long; some of his honors include: 2000 US Junior Champion, represented the U.S. in 5 World Jr. Championships, led UMBC to 5 national college titles, and first place in 2003 Generation Chess Invitational, 2006 Foxwoods Open, and 2007 Spice Cup. As a chess teacher, he is the author of two bestsellers: Chess Openings for Black, Explained and Chess Openings for White, Explained (with GMs Dzindzihashvili and Alburt).
GM Melik Khachiyan:
Melik began playing chess at the age of 8, won the Baku Junior Championship two years later and became a Soviet Candidate Master two years after that. He began coaching early in his career and has brought up three Junior World Champions (among them Levon Aronian). In 2001, he immigrated to the US, where he qualified to play in the U.S. Championship several times. He earned his Grandmaster title in 2006.
GM Josh Friedel:
Josh grew up in New Hampshire under the tutelage of NM Hal Terrie. He never improved very fast, but he never stopped either. At this date, Josh has passed 2500 fide and earned the GM title. In 2008, Josh had several strong results in top US events: shared fourth in the US Champs (last GM norm), shared fourth in the Chicago Open, shared first in the National Open, and second in the Continental Championship.
IM Sam Shankland:
Sam learned chess at age 11 from a Berkeley Chess School program. Within four years, he had become a national master, and two years later, he became an International Master when he tied for first in the world u-18 championship, a result unmatched in the last decade of international play by American players. He has qualified for the last two US Championships, and his 2009 results are eagerly awaited.
IM David Pruess:
At the age of twelve, David was lucky to be brought by his mother to a session of the Berkeley Chess School's Friday night kid's chess club, where he met NM Robert Haines, who showed him what chess was. Fifteen years later, he is still in love with the game. He has shared first in a few major tournaments, eg: American Open, North American Open, and Open Rohde (France), and played in several US Championships.



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  • 1. g3 d5 2. Nf3 c6 3. Bg2 Bg4 4. c4 A11: English Opening: Caro-Kann Defensive System, 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 Bg4 4.Bg2 4... e6 5. d4 Be7 6. Ne5 Bh5 7. cxd5 Bb4+ 8. Nc3 exd5 9. O-O Nf6 10. f3 O-O 11. g4 Bxc3 12. bxc3 Bg6 13. h4 Nbd7 14. Nxd7 Qxd7 15. h5 Nxh5 16. gxh5 Bxh5 17. Qe1 Bg6 18. e4 Rfe8 19. Qh4 c5 20. Be3 cxd4 21. Bxd4 b6 22. Rad1 Rad8 23. Bh3 Qd6 24. e5 Qe7 25. Qxe7 Rxe7 26. Kh2 Rde8 27. Kg3 Rc7 28. Rd2 h6 29. a4 Rc4 30. Ra1 Rb8 31. a5 Rc7 32. Rb2 Kh7 33. Rb5 Bc2 34. axb6 axb6 35. Rxd5 Bb3 36. Rd6 Re7 37. Rb1 Ba2 38. Rbxb6 Rxb6 39. Rxb6 g6 40. f4 Be6 41. Bxe6 Rxe6 42. c4 Re8 43. c5 Rd8 44. Rd6 Rc8 45. c6 g5 46. Bb6 f5 47. exf6 Ra8 48. c7 Kg6 49. Rd8 Ra3+ 50. Kf2 Rc3 51. c8=Q Rxc8 52. Rxc8 Kxf6 53. fxg5+ Kg6 54. gxh6 Kxh6 55. Rg8 Kh7 56. Rg2 Kh6 57. Kf3 Kh7 58. Kf4 Kh8 59. Kf5 Kh7 60. Bd4 Kh6 61. Rh2#

  • 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. c4 Be7 7. N1c3 a6 8. Na3 B32: Sicilian Defense: Open, Loewenthal, Kalashnikov Variation, 6.c4 Be7 7.N1c3 a6 8.Na3 8... f5 9. exf5 Bxf5 10. Bd3 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 Nb4 12. Qd1 Nf6 13. O-O Nc6 14. Nc2 O-O 15. Qd3 Nh5 16. b3 Nf4 17. Bxf4 exf4 18. Rae1 f3 19. Qd5+ Kh8 20. g3 Qc8 21. Re6 Bf6 22. Ne4 Ne7 23. Qxd6 Nf5 24. Qd5 Ne7 25. Qd6 Nf5 26. Qd5 Ne7 27. Qd6

  • Can you please upload the last two round of the Isle of Man tournament. Round 5 already is in progress and rounds 3 and 4 haven't been posted yet... I don't have access to twitch while I'm at the office so I can only watch on youtube. Thank you so much for all you do!

  • Where are the last daniel rench vs komodo match? :/

  • Please can you upload the latest rounds of the Speed Chess Championship to TR-tv, it is easier to watch in bits and pieces than on Twitch. Thanks!

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  • Dear crew. One of you should actively moderate your livestreams on twitch. racist jokes and trolling all the time. thanks.

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  • I have a slight problem. When I do the daily chess the person I'm playing against makes one or two moves in opening then seems either to forget he's playing and I wind up winning by default, which wouldn't be a problem but it gets kind of annoying after awhile as I want to finish one game fair and square.

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  • Looking for Melik and me video from a couple weeks back. A game with Christopher Yoo. Thanks

  • Is it possible to post the nakamura vs komodo videos ? i would enjoy watching them.

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  • Hey, can you review how to play the mieses opening? Its going to eventually become a long-forgotten opening in chess someday, but its very solid and a good pick for defensive players.

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    • by the way if you get that page thing like u just got a bug they've known about that too and amazingly for a bunch of computer playing geeks this should be no problem to remedy but heck no, they can't find it which is a bunch of you know what. Get your greedy butts together man. you had a good thing till greed kicked in....

  • Dear Kevin, I have been learning a lot from your videos. I have raised my game to a completely different level. Thank you so much. I participated in my first ever rated tournament and did fairly well with 5 wins in 9 games. Your videos have been so helpful. Thank you so much. Keep up the good work.

  • I'm currently having trouble accessing the site, and I can't play with the computer. I have the latest java downloaded and javascript is enable in my browser and I'm still having issues. Anyone here experiencing the same thing? Is the site currently down atm?

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  • awesome many things to learn.... can u elaborate theory on sicillian opening??

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  • Is there a playlist for the live chess games on this channel? I really like them but I couldn't find one

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  • I have a chess tournament coming could you make a checkmate with a very hard refrain to find?

  • At 12:23... you would not use your king to take the bishop, you would use your knight to take the queen. I'm no expert, but I do know that.

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  • Can you guys give more insight in the thinking process in the opening moves. (eg: he moves his knight to that square because ...) I just can't figure out most opening moves or what the general purpose or goal is.

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  • can you do a video on the london system

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