Monokroussos on the Match

by ChessBase
10/15/2008 – The World Championship has started, and our weekly Playchess lecture is scheduled for the night after game two. From now until the end of the match Dennis Monokroussos plans to go were the action is and do recaps of the games. If you missed them – or even if you didn't – be there and watch. Nine p.m. ET.

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Dennis Monokroussos writes:

With the chess world all abuzz with the world championship match between title-holder Viswanathan Anand and his challenger, the previous champion, Vladimir Kramnik, I think it makes the most sense to go where the action is. So starting tonight and continuing through the end of the match, our show will recap the Anand-Kramnik games played over the past week. We’ll have the chance to take a closer look at some key moments while simultaneously taking stock of the bigger picture. And it will be a chance to express both our joy and frustration at what these two legends of the game are up to.

Please join me tonight at 9 p.m. ET for our first show, covering the first two games – the show is live, free, and only requires showing up in the broadcast room, selecting the games tab and clicking on the game “Anand-Kramnik recap”. I look forward to seeing you then.

Dennis Monokroussos' Radio ChessBase lectures begin on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST, which translates to 02:00h GMT, 03:00 Paris/Berlin, 13:00h Sydney (on Thursday). Other time zones can be found at the bottom of this page. You can use Fritz or any Fritz-compatible program (Shredder, Junior, Tiger, Hiarcs) to follow the lectures, or download a free trial client.

You can find the exact times for different locations in the world at World Time and Date. Exact times for most larger cities are here. And you can watch older lectures by Dennis Monokroussos offline in the Chess Media System room of Playchess:

Enter the above archive room and click on "Games" to see the lectures. The lectures, which can go for an hour or more, will cost you between one and two ducats. That is the equivalent of 10-20 Euro cents (14-28 US cents).

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Dennis Monokroussos is 41, lives in South Bend, IN, where he teaches chess and occasionally works as an adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University-South Bend.

At one time he was one of the strongest juniors in the U.S. and has reached a peak rating of 2434 USCF, but several long breaks from tournament play have made him rusty. He is now resuming tournament chess in earnest, hoping to reach new heights.

Dennis has been working as a chess teacher for ten years now, giving lessons to adults and kids both in person and on the internet, worked for a number of years for New York’s Chess In The Schools program, where he was one of the coaches of the 1997-8 US K-8 championship team from the Bronx, and was very active in working with many of CITS’s most talented juniors.

When Dennis Monokroussos presents a game, there are usually two main areas of focus: the opening-to-middlegame transition and the key moments of the middlegame (or endgame, when applicable). With respect to the latter, he attempts to present some serious analysis culled from his best sources (both text and database), which he has checked with his own efforts and then double-checked with his chess software.

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