Latest Blog Posts

The Most Beautiful Chess Moves of all Time

Simon Williams | 14 July 2015 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams , DVD/Video

In a series of seven videos shown below; I take a look at some of the most beautiful chess moves of all time. I have suggested that the viewer stops at certain stages to try and find the correct solution. Good luck and I hope that you enjoy!

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Sokolov and Plaskett Downloads Available!

Ginger GM Admin | 13 July 2015 |
Posted in: General , Chess , DVD/Video

With the addition of Plaskett’s Greatest Hits and Sokolov Explains, Ginger GM’s full catalog of DVDs is now available for download.

Both authors are legends of the game and highly entertaining presenters, so head on over to our shop!

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A modern day 'Immortal Game' - Watch that King Run!

Simon Williams | 08 July 2015 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams , DVD/Video

The game shown in this blog post is an amazing modern day example of a romantic king hunt. Rarely seen at top level nowadays, this game is a refreshing reminder of why we love chess. Magnus had better watch out for this Wei Yi character…

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45 minutes with the Most Interesting Player in Chess - Baadur Jobava

Simon Williams | 19 June 2015 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams , DVD/Video

I was extremely lucky to get a chance to play and chat to the world’s most exciting chess player, my friend Baadur Jobava!
In this exciting extended 45 minute video, we play some light hearted exhibition chess. With an exclusive chat about whats coming up for Baadur.

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More Speed Chess Videos!

Simon Williams | 19 June 2015 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams , DVD/Video

Yet again I have been trying my luck out in the world of speed chess. In the post below you can watch videos of me, handle – Psycho-Cowboy, playing against a range of players with a range of results!

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Cheating and Witch-Hunts.

Simon Williams | 01 June 2015 |
Posted in: General , Chess , Poker , Gossip

Just of late I have been contacted by no less than half a dozen reporters from some of the most popular tabloid and broadsheet papers in Britain.
Was this because of some amazing chess result that I have had? Or maybe for some other positive reason that will encourage the chess world?

No, no, no. First it was to get my opinion on the ‘cheating epidemic’ that was engulfing the chess world. Then to get my views on some controversial comments made by world championship finalist Nigel Short and finally to hear what I have to say about the ‘epidemic of accusing cheating epidemic’.

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Watch me play some crazy speed chess! With commentary.

Simon Williams | 26 May 2015 |
Posted in: DVD/Video

I have recently been having some fun trying my arm at commentating on some 5 minute games. Games that I have played on the Internet Chess Club. The reason I started this was that I noticed a number of my loses have been posted up online, by enthusiastic online commentators Kingscrusher and ChessExplained. Just waiting now to play one of them, so that I can even the score! In the post below you can take a look at some of the videos that I have already filmed.

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Sokolov Explains - Middlegame Pawn Structures

Simon Williams | 21 October 2014 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams

‘This is the legendary Ivan Sokolov’s first ever DVD. It is with great pleasure and honour that GingerGM is able to bring Ivan’s vast experience of our beautiful game to video.

Ivan has been part of the world’s chess elite for all of his adult life. In his youth Ivan was tipped by many as being a future world champion. His career has incuded victories over Kasparov and a large number of the world’s elite.

Read below to see some of the positions that Ivan deals with in his DVD.
The lessons shown in the DVD are given with his unique insight and touch of humour.

You can buy the DVD from our shop.

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What They Say

The production quality is first-rate and so this all adds up to a tremendous package. I highly recommend the DVD.

IM Andrew Martin, English Chess Federation Right Move Magazine, February 2010

Williams can be described as the world’s leading authority on the subject. Not only has Williams written about the opening, he has also played it for about twenty years. Williams’s understanding of his topic shines through whenever he is on the screen. The presentation is fluid, as he unhesitatingly talks about the opening and its many nuances and variations. It is as though he is giving the viewer a one-on-one lesson on the opening.

Carsten Hansen, Chess Cafe

Grandmaster Jones is undoubtedly one of the World’s leading experts on the Grand Prix Attack against the Sicilian Defence. On this DVD, He '...reveals the secrets behind his success' through 26 video lectures.

Sean Marsh, Marsh Towers

The technical merits of the DVDs are also considerable. Comparing them with the Chessbase DVDs, there is no doubt that GingerGM have raised the bar in terms of professionalism and production standards.

Steve Giddins, British Chess Magazine

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12 g4!! was an amazing idea! - 4ncl.co.uk/live/main.htm For once I agree with u Danny, very impressive 13 Feb 16 05:43 pm

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@GMHikaru on Shirov - 'He is playing a style of chess that is dying these days' - via @chesscom interview with @ChessMike Love it. ...Bh3!! 13 Feb 16 02:52 am

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I should be drinking water at this time, but this is wine I taste... 13 Feb 16 02:30 am

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Trying to get a train to the #4ncl, chaos. Might just give up and find a pub instead... 12 Feb 16 05:44 pm

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RT @thechrisbarron : #FF @ginger_gm Simon Williams. British chess grandmaster. His videos on @chesscom are super entertaining. 12 Feb 16 03:31 pm

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Thanks Chris! Got a load of free videos if u search 'gingergmvideos' on Youtube as well 12 Feb 16 03:28 pm

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I added a video to a @YouTube playlist youtu.be/eNWOKjjo-e0?a GM Speed Chess! #64 Trying to escape form the depths of Blitz despair 12 Feb 16 12:54 pm

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Another day lost to productivity as I obsessively follow @AlteredCourse 's #WorldCupOfCartoons. 12 Feb 16 10:14 am