Simon Says: Lessons from recent Endgames

by Simon Williams
10/19/2020 – In this "Simon Says" the Ginger GM takes a look at a number of interesting endgames from recent tournaments. | Watch "Simon Says" on-demand and with a ChessBase Premium account). (Normally 18:00 UTC (20:00 CEST / 14:00).

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Simon Williams presents the London System, providing the theory you need for your games (7 h 16 min). In addition Williams also introduces into typical tactics and patterns in a seperate product. (53 games, 96 training questions and 3h 14 min)

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Endgame lessons

Simon Says: "In this show we look at some recent endgames from top grandmaster play. Looking at what the top guys did right and wrong. We also try to teach you some important lessons in these endgames with the use of some problems for you the viewer to solve. "

Here's the warm-up: "Magnus with White now played 37 f3? which was a big mistake. How should White have defended this endgame?"

 

(See the full game and the solution 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.

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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Simon's latest DVD series, "The Exciting Budapest Gambit" is now available. Check it out, starting with the sample below: 

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An interesting endgame

 

London System with 2.Bf4 Reloaded and Tactic Toolbox London System

Simon Williams presents the London System, providing the theory you need for your games (7 h 16 min). In addition Williams also introduces into typical tactics and patterns in a seperate product. (53 games, 96 training questions and 3h 14 min)


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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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