Svitlana's Smart Moves - Positional sacrifices with Anand's help

by Arne Kaehler
12/17/2021 – Sometimes, it is not about attacking the king, or winning a piece, but getting an overwhelmingly strong position. And this can be achieved in several different ways. Svitlana picked out a way of gaining advantage through positional sacrificing. The 18-year-old coach, shows us two examples of Botvinnik, and Anand. Viswanathan Anand's game against Levon Aronian is an example of pure beauty.

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Svitlana's Smart Moves - Episode 22

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.

 
 

If you like Svitlana's Smart moves, you will certainly enjoy her video lectures about "Surprising your opponents with the Lazy Sicilian" and her first Fritztrainer "Understanding Material Imbalances".

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.

Understanding Material Imbalances

This DVD focuses on several types of material imbalances, such as Rook vs 2 Pieces, Queen vs 2 Rooks, and Queen vs Pieces.

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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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