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Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Positional Queen Sac #1

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Player(s): Yermolinsky, Machulsky, Kaidanov

Former World Champion and legendary chess teacher Mikhail Botvinnik was the originator of the “Every Russian school boy knows” chess aphorism, which alluded to the fact that thousands of unknown schoolboys back in Russia - due to the intense training methods they received from a young age - likely knew more about the game than most professionals did in the West. One player who came through that legendary Soviet training camp is former U.S. Champion GM Alexander Yermolinsky.  And each Sunday in his new hit show, “Every Russian Schoolboy Knows”, Alex will explain and expand on all the top tips and tricks gleaned from those famed training methods.

Positional Queen Sac


In October GM Alex is going to take us away from the endgame grind, guiding us through one of the classical topics in chess: the Positional Queen Sacrifice. It's not about the brilliant finish, where you sac your Queen , then give a couple of checks and your opponent is forced to either resign or give back the material with interests. What Yermo is going to teach us is more a material configuration than a real sacrifice: we could in fact call it "Queen vs. Rook + minor pieces". The questions from which GM Alex starts his series are: why do we give a Queen? And what do we get as compensation for our Grand Dame? By using brilliant examples and his unique style, GM Yermolinsky gives us another month of awesome chess lectures. Don't miss the new series of "Every Russian Schoolboy Knows"!

Teacher's library (718) Yermolinsky Machulsky Kaidanov midgame

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