Svitlana's Smart Moves - Playing against two weaknesses: Alekhine shows the way

by Arne Kaehler
10/28/2021 – Using a fine game by Alexander Alekhine, Svitlana shows how to play against two weaknesses, an important strategic motif in middlegame and endgame. Svitlana and Arne also discuss how to pronounce "Alekhine", and wonder whether the German Master Friedrich "Fritz" Saemisch (1896-1975), name-giver of several popular opening lines, inspired developers to call their chess engine "Fritz".

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Svitlana's Smart Moves - Episode 18

With Svitlana Demchenko and Arne Kaehler

Svitlana Demchenko is an 18-year-old, Canadian WIM, and chess coach. Here and now, she will teach us plenty of smart moves on the board, ranging from tactics, strategies, openings, and anything else chess related. In the process, I'm happy to be available as a student at club player level, and pester the Women's International Master with questions. Anyone who wants to strengthen their chess skills is welcome to watch, and actively replay the positions from the video, on our chessboard.

 
 

Surprising Your Opponents with the Lazy Sicilian

In just 60 minutes, you will be well-equipped with a surprise weapon, which will take most of your opponents out of book right from the start.

If you like Svitlana's Smart moves, you will certainly enjoy her video lectures about "Surprising your opponents with the Lazy Sicilian"

Not yet available, but this is how Svitlana's newest Fritztrainer will look like.

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Arne Kaehler, a creative thinker who is passionate about board games in general was born in Hamburg and learned how to play chess at a very young age. Through teaching chess to youth teams and creating chess content on YouTube, Arne was able to extend this passion onto others and has even made an online chess course for anyone who wants to learn how to play this game. Currently, Arne blogs for the English news page of ChessBase and focuses on creating promotional and entertaining articles.
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