Chess Games on DVD
Hosted by Grandmaster Bryan Smith
GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently splits his time between Novi Sad, Serbia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001, and became a GM in 2013. In this series, we get to see how Carlsen deals with a variety of opponents, from amateur level players, to average grandmasters, to super-grandmasters. To begin with, we see his round one win against Bardur Birkisson.
Carlsen in the Open - Chess Lecture - Volume 182
Hosted by Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn
Komodo is a commercial chess engine that is consistently ranked near the top of most major chess engine rating lists. It heavily relies on board evaluation rather than depth, and thus has a distinctive positional style. Its forte is to play when there is nothing to play. On this DVD, Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn plays 4 rounds with the silicon monster showing us his games and the insight he gained while playing against Komodo.
Lessons From My Komodo Match - Chess Lecture - Volume 180