Simon Says — Bryntse gambit, pawn power and puzzles!

by Simon Williams
5/6/2019 – In this Simon Says we have a mixed bag of goodies. First up we take a look in at the recent gambit mentioned in Jonathan Speelman's latest column, 'The Bryntse Gambit'. Then pawns, puzzles and more. On-demand starting at the usual time: 16:00 UTC (18:00 CEST / 12 Noon EDT).

Most amazing moves Most amazing moves

The interactive format encourages the viewer to study and find the brilliancy, following the footsteps of some of the greatest players of the game.

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Who's up for an opening queen sac?

I am! This was one gambit that I had never seen before and it fascinated me. After a look at this line, we'll continue on from last week with some pawn power checkmates and finish with some chess puzzles.

As a warm-up, in this beautiful study, what is the only way that White can win!?

 

You'll find the answer below!


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In early 2015 Simon Williams launched his own show called "Simon says" after producing the first of his ChessBase video series. On a weekly basis (with breaks for tournaments and chess events) Simon entertains the chess world with attacking ideas, play strategies and witty manoeuvres on the chess board.

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On another note, Simon recently published his newest DVD "The Tactical Chigorin". 

Here's a teaser:


The Tactical Chigorin

Opening with the Chigorin shows your intention to play for a win right from the outset. After 2...Nc6 Black's pieces fly into the game putting pressure on White's position from a very early stage. This opening is ideal for the type of player who strives for an unconvential yet attacking game right from the start.

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Simon Williams became a IM in 1998 and a GM in 2008. For the last 15 years he has concentrated on teaching, playing and making instructional chess DVDs. He also has a lot of experience commentating about chess. Being the regular commentator at the strongest and best open tournament in the world, Gibraltar. Simon Williams is the author of numerous chess books. His first chess book. 'Play the Classical Dutch' got voted, in New in Chess, as one of the top 10 chess books of all time. His playing style is very aggressive, preferring attacking chess to positional grinds. No wonder he produced two widely acclaimed ChessBase DVDs on the King's Gambit. More information about Williams can be found on his website.
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Timothy Chow Timothy Chow 5/9/2019 03:41
Lovely study! Bg2 is a Novotny and Nd5 is a Plachutta (as Zvi Mendlowitz said).
michkoo michkoo 5/6/2019 07:31
Very nice games! I regret not playing king's gambit.
Zvi Mendlowitz Zvi Mendlowitz 5/6/2019 04:32
Plachutta, not Novotny.
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