Decisive First Round Matchups from the Tromso Olympiad
By GM Bryan Smith
Recommended for Intermediate Players
Presented by International Grandmaster Bryan Smith for ChessLecture.com
Taking place in Tromso Norway 1,570 players participated at the Olympiad in 2014, with 881 men and 689 in the women's section. The number of participating teams was 177 from 172 countries in the open section and 136 from 131 countries in the women's section. In first round games opponents are frequently vastly unequal and the best players are playing the weakest players from the opposing team. In this DVD Bryan shows us first round matchups of unequal opponents gives us a great opportunity to see masters games unfold relatively unchallenged and how they are excellent learning opportunities.
Content: 1 hour and 33 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 3 lectures
ECO B24, D05, D36 Members of ChessLecture.com rated this series a 5 out of 5 PGN Included
Fans on Chesslecture.com said: Effortless looking game by Akobian, brilliantly explained by Bryan.
GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and resides in Philadelphia, PA. Some of his accomplishments include clear first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2006 U.S. Masters (qualifying to the 2007 U.S. Championship) and first place in the 2008 King's Island Open, as well as winning many other Grand Prix tournaments. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001. Bryan is the highest rated player ever from Alaska. Brian became a Grandmaster in 2013.
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