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A Spark of Brilliance from Tromso

Simon Williams | 19 August 2014 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams , DVD/Video

The 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromso was a great event for me to commentate on and watch.

Lots of exciting games were played and it was a feast for any chess player. This post takes a look at my favourite game from the whole competition.

This game featured every type of sacrifice. I hope that you enjoy my video of this great game.

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British Chess Championship 2014: My Best Effort

Simon Williams | 18 August 2014 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams , DVD/Video

The British Championship, is always an event that I try to play in. The mix of high level chess and fun social nights makes for a great event.

This year things started well when I managed to defeat the reigning champion, David Howell, (for the first time in my life!) but then things went quickly downhill!

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Price Drop!!!

Simon Williams | 16 August 2014 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams

Major price drop for DVDs in the GingerGM shop!!!

You can now get a 5 hour lesson from a top Grandmster for the price of £10!! We have dropped the prices of our DVDs in the shop, to make them more accessible to everyone.

Take a look at our shop to see if there is a DVD that you can treat yourself with.

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Drunken Knights vs Wood Green - The Big Clash!!!

Simon Williams | 10 June 2014 |

The 9 dart check-out is a rare sporting achievement, often compared with snooker’s 147 maximum break’.

Last night, Wood Green produced an impressive 12 board cheque-out at Plough to win the London League championship for a twelfth consecutive season. Their 8-4 victory over DK1 was facilitated by captain Brian Smith enlisting the services of eight GMs. Knights line-up, which included one GM on beer retainer, was the highest rated in the club’s 44 year history.’ – Nevil Chan

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Krasenkow vs Williams: A main line Classical Dutch with 7...Ne4.

Simon Williams | 06 June 2014 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams , DVD/Video

I have recently just returned from playing in the French league team championship. I had a pretty hard time, but there was some good chess played with some interesting games.

I was Black in the game below, against Michael Krasenkow, formerly a 2700+ player. The game was a Classical Dutch, where I came out of the opening with a promising position.

A video is included in the post, hope you enjoy :)

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An interesting way to play against the Kings Indian Defence

Simon Williams | 13 May 2014 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams , DVD/Video

This video is taken from my game against James Jackson, from the final day of the 4ncl.

James, a rising and improving talent, played the early part of the game in model style.

Only later did he go wrong in allowing me to entomb his queen on the h8 square.

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Shirov vs Williams: Fire on the Board!

Simon Williams | 06 May 2014 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams , DVD/Video

An exciting game that I played against ‘Mr Fire on the Board’ – Shirov.

The game was from round 10 of the 4ncl. I have done a quick video of the game with some comments that you can play along to.

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GingerGM Copyright Video

Simon Williams | 25 April 2014 |
Posted in: General , GM Williams , DVD/Video

A tongue in cheek video complaining about the amount of people who illegally download gingergm DVDs :)

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