Simon Says — Recent games and the h-Pawn

by Simon Williams
7/1/2019 – In this Simon Says we take a look at the seemingly new fashion of top players pushing 'Harry' the h-pawn. We use a number of examples from the recent Grand Chess Tour action but also look at some other famous examples of this warrior of a pawn being used. Watch live for free starting at the usual time: 16:00 UTC (18:00 CEST / 12 Noon EDT).

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Week 27

In this Simon Says, one of my favourite standbys — Harry the h-pawn was on display in Zagreb.

As a warm-up: Magnus Carlsen played an early 5.h4 just the other day against 'Shak' Mamedyarov.

 

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About Simon Says

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.

ChessBase Premium members have permanent access to the videos in the archive. Over 60 shows and counting have been published to date. Their lengths differ but most of them run for about 60 minutes.

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On another note, Simon recently published his newest DVD "The Torre Attack". 

Here's a teaser:


The Torre Attack

The Torre Attack is an extremely effective way of taking your opponent into an uncomfortable situation right from move one.

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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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