The Dynamics: Bronstein & Topalov | Chess and Psychology – IM Dorsa Derakhshani

International Master Dorsa Derakhshani analyzes two dynamic, exciting games that were won by David Bronstein and Veselin Topalov.

David Bronstein vs Ernst Rojahn, Moscow ol (Men) qual-A (1956): C58 two knights defence, Kieseritsky variation

Veselin Topalov vs Ivan Cheparinov, M-Tel Masters (2008): D85 Gruenfeld, exchange variation

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    added on 23 Sep, 2020

    The guy at the beginning (Caleb Denbe) was a MUCH better presenter than the girl (Dorsa Derakhshani). Like at least 300% better. Now I have a new name to search.

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    added on 23 Sep, 2020

    HEY d3 is really creative!

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    added on 23 Sep, 2020

    there is no way to win against Dorsa , she is so pretty that if she look at you when you are thinking here eyes will blow your mind away 🤣

    But there are few advises if you want to improve your presntation skills :
    1- be prepared ( in English ) coz you need to memorise a lot of vocabs.
    2- try not to be shy or afraid of crew and organise your breathing time .
    3- positition your head to the Camera not to your laptop .

    Finally , you have a lot of informations , and you are edecated enough to present ,
    Trust your self and keep it up .
    Best wishes.
    Rabea from saudi arabia ( your country enemy 🤣🤣)

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    added on 23 Sep, 2020

    For what it's worth in the Bronstein game, I Loooooove dynamic play, raging attacks, I'll sacrifice for very vague compensation, half of an attack. But my instincts were definitely leaning towards allowing the queen trade until I saw the g4 ideas. Karpov sacrificed a rook for two strong central pawns and IMMEDIATELY traded queens and just Karpov'd it up against Huebner(Doctored Robert, 1982), proving (to me) that a protected passed pawn on the 7th is worth more than a rook. I actually wanted to get into the endgame there because the fewer pieces left on the board, the more the pawns matter. I just saw one really strong passed dpawn and the potential to easily create a second connected passer and that's all my brain could focus on lol. Black's king seems vaguely safer, though black doesn't have an attack at all, so I do understand keeping them on the board, in particular with that position, but my instincts were shouting to allow the queen trade, and I feel like in a practical blitz or bullet setting, white's position gets a lot easier to play the fewer pieces there are left.

    I'll also admit to a lot of bias toward pawns. I love my piece play and I'll sac two pawns out of the opening if I can, but I've won 3 pawns versus a rook endgames too many times now. Particularly if it opens up their king, or I get something else out of it, I'll regularly trade a piece for two pawns. Everything's situational of course, but I have a penchant for material imbalances to begin with and I do like having a few extra pawns in the endgame even if I'm down a piece. More fun that way 😀

    Great lecture, as always! Thanks Dorsa!

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