Tune in as we delve into the mind of a seasoned tournament player, Dan Levin. A regular at the Long Island Chess Club, Dan brings a unique perspective to this episode as he shares his experiences from the recent Eastern Class Championships in Connecticut, and the National Open in Vegas. Listen in as we uncover the reasons behind a peculiar resignation and a puzzling rating discrepancy in his games.
Get ready for an in-depth exploration into the complexities of strategic moves as Dan shares his insights on how he navigated through different stages of the tournaments. Learn about the critical task of weighing the pros and cons of each move, understanding the opponent's style, and how to swiftly recover from a lost advantage.
In this jam-packed episode, Dan walks us through some of his game highlights, revealing how he maneuvered his way to a clear winning advantage even after losing an initial lead. We also dissect his opponents' strategies and discuss how he countered them effectively. Join us on this epic journey through the intriguing world of OTB chess tournaments.
00:00 - Intro
02:12 - Game 1 - Queen's Gambit Exch. Var.
06:32 - Game 2 - QGD Tartakower Var.
10:16 - Game 3 - Trompowsky Attack
14:12 - Game 4 - Fast-Moving Opponents
21:31 - Game 5 - Blunders, Time Pressure, Playing "Up"
28:05 - Game 6 - Material Imbalances
31:35 - Game 7 - Caro-Kann
33:56 - Game 8 - Trompowsky Attack
38:22 - Game 9 - QGD
39:50 - Game 10 - Dutch Defense
44:12 - Game 11 - Playing Against Kids
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