Lucas Andersson och FM Warren Harper gave this lecture at Center64 (www.center64.com) on April 24, 2016. Andersson covers the historical and cultural context of the match, and give you information on each side’s roster, while Warren covers four of the notable games of the match. Hopefully you enjoy this video and the never-before-seen photographs taken by Mr. Biagi.
This lecture was given at Center64 (www.center64.com) on February 25, 2014. In this second and final installment, FM Warren Harper and Lucas Anderson present Kasparov’s life from 1993 to the present. Covered topics include the split from FIDE, matches against Deep Blue and the World, dashed hopes for re-unification of the chess world, and Kasparov’s retirement and activities since.
This lecture was given January 28, 2015 at Center64 (www.center64.com). In it, Lucas Anderson presents the story of Garry Kasparov from birth to the year 1993. Learn how a young prodigy from Baku named Garik Weinstein became World Champion Garry Kasparov. Garry’s story also has intersections with political events, notably the era of glasnost and perestroika, the unravelling of the Soviet Union, and the tragedy in Kasparov’s native Azerbaijan. FIDE Master Warren Harper is providing analysis for 4 of Kasparov’s most notable games of this period as well as providing key insights into Kasparov’s style and personality.
In this lecture, given at Center64 (www.center64.com) on August 25, 2016, Lucas Anderson presents the biography of Mikhail Botvinnik while FM Warren Harper analyzes 5 of his instructive games. Our biography focuses on Botvinnik’s rise to World Champion, while our selected games shine a light on Botvinnik’s contributions to modern chess theory.
In this presentation, given April 28, 2016, at Center64 (www.center64.com), Lucas Anderson covers the biography of the longest-reigning chess champion in history, Emanuel Lasker Warren Harper introduces you to his style and quality of play through analysis of 5 notable games.
William Steinitz was the first self-proclaimed world Chess Champion, and his reign of 28 years at the top shows an unparalleled level of dominance. Steinitz founded a new school of chess, the Modern School, emphasizing principled chess and defensive, positional play.
In this two-hour lecture, given at Center64 (www.center64.com) on November 17, 2016, Lucas Anderson covers Steinitz’s biography, while Warren Harper presents several of Steinitz’s best games. We humbly think it will change the way you think about one of the best chess players of all time, and about Steinitz’s role in the development of chess theory.
Grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian reviews a Tigran Petrosian game from the 1956 USSR Championship. Petrosian’s positional artwork was inspirational to Akobian.
In this lecture, given October 6, 2016, at Center64 (www.center64.com), Lucas Anderson and Warren Harper co-present Paul Keres. Lucas focuses on the troubled history of Keres’ native Estonia, and how occupying powers dictated Keres’ chess prospects. Warren presents four games showing Keres’ style and resourcefulness versus the strongest players of his era.
In our lectures on Capablanca, Botvinnik, and Alekhine, one name stood out as a curiosity on crosstables: Vera Menchik. Easily the strongest female player in the world at the time, Menchik was begrudgingly admitted into the closed world of men’s chess. Though she did not reach the pinnacle of chess, she did take games from some of the strongest players of the time, like Euwe and Reshevsky. In this lecture, given on February 16, 2017, at Center64 (www.center64.com), Lucas Anderson recounts the story of her life, from being a young immigrant fleeing the Communist Revolution in Russia to a child growing up in Hastings, England, where she studied chess under Geza Maroczy. FM Warren Harper will present six of her notable games.
Jonathan Schrantz går igenom två klassiska Rubinstein-partier, det odödliga partiet Rubinstein-Rotlewi, Lodz 1907 och Rubinstein-Salwe, Lodz 1908. Det förstnämnda världsberömda partiet är instruktivt inte bara för det massiva figurspelet med koncentration mot kungen utan också för att det är det första historiska partiet som visar vådan av att spela symmetriskt med ett eller flera tempon under.