Opening Defenses: Accelerated Dragon – GM Yasser Seirawan – 2014.02.12

Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan presents a lecture on opening ideas at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

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  1. Deeply appreciative of this lesson; so insightful and kind. God bless! 🙂

  2. he reminds me of Chuck from Better Call Saul series, but in a good way

  3. so far i played the classic dragon.. i ended up trying the accel.. dragon 😀 thx yasser

  4. Wow, this was really deep and great analysis! Thank you Yasser!

  5. Holy cow. Now that shows why good players prepare openings. White seems to have no escape or serious deviation while black could win a game without spending a single effort on tactics or strategy. But is a scripted game real sport?

  6. The Dragon is very a dangerous fianchetto, like the Modern, Queen's Indian and Alekhine, they sniper directly in the center 

  7. The best teacher for under 2000 elo players, super explenations really clear  (in my opinion) some guys or books just make your head spin

  8. By any reckoning, this guy is a terrific communicator.

  9. [Event "?"]
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    [White "NN"]
    [Black "NN"]
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    [Annotator "Yasser Seirawan"]
    [ECO "B35"]
    [Title "Lecture with GM Yasser Seirawan (Opening Defenses | Accelerated Dragon) – 2014.02.12"]
    [URL "Lecture with GM Yasser Seirawan (Opening Defenses | Accelerated Dragon) – 2014.02.12"]

    1.e4 c5 ( 1…d6 2.d4 g6 ) 2.Nf3 ( 2.Nc3 ) ( 2.c3 ) 2…Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 ( 5.c4 ) 5…Bg7 6.Be3 ( 6.Nxc6 $2 bxc6 { [%cal Ga8b8,Gd8a5,Ga5c3] } ) 6…Nf6 { [%cal Gd7d5] } ( 6…d6 ) 7.Bc4 ( 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.e5 Ng8 $1 ( 8…Nd5 9.Nxd5 cxd5 10.Qxd5 Rb8 ) 9.f4 Nh6 { [%cal Gh6f5] } 10.Qf3 O-O 11.O-O-O f6 ) ( 7.Qd2 $6 Ng4 ) ( 7.f3 ) 7…O-O 8.Bb3 a5 { [%cal Ga5a4] } ( 8…d6 9.f3 Bd7 10.Qd2 ) 9.a4 $6 ( 9.Bc4 $2 Nxe4 10.Nxe4 d5 $1 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Bd3 dxe4 13.Bxe4 ) ( 9.f3 $6 d5 ( 9…d6 ) 10.Bxd5 ( 10.Nxd5 $2 a4 11.Bc4 ( 11.Nxf6+ $4 Bxf6 { [%cal Gf6d4] } 12.Bd5 Nxd4 13.Bxd4 Bxd4 14.Qxd4 e6 $1 ) 11…Nxd5 12.exd5 ( 12.Bxd5 $4 Nxd4 13.Bxd4 Bxd4 14.Qxd4 e6 ) 12…Nb4 $1 ( 12…Ne5 $1 13.b3 Nxc4 14.bxc4 Qa5+ ( 14…Qc7 { [%cal Gc7c4] } 15.Qd3 Bd7 ) 15.Bd2 $2 Qc5 { [%cal Gg7d4,Gc5d4] } ) ( 12…Na5 $1 ) 13.Ne2 Bf5 $1 { [%cal Gb4c2,Gf5c2] } ( 13…Bxb2 $1 ) ( 13…a3 $1 ) ) ( 10.exd5 ) ) *

  10. Thank you so much for putting up these videos!! Yasser is my favorite!!

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