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

Simon Williams | 10 June 2014 |
Drunken Knights vs Wood Green - The Big Clash!!!

‘The 9 dart check-out is a rare sporting achievement, often compared with snooker’s 147 maximum break. http://tinyurl.com/DK-darts

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

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, formally 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
An interesting way to play against the Kings Indian Defence

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
Shirov vs Williams: Fire on the Board!

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
GingerGM Copyright Video

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

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You Won't Castle!!!!

Simon Williams | 22 November 2013 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams , DVD/Video , Replayable Chess Games
You Won't Castle!!!!

On the Sunday at the 4NCL, Cheddleton were paired against Barbican 2 who had convincingly beaten Blackthorne Russia on the previous day.

I was paired against Jonathan Rogers with the White pieces.

Knowing that Rogers was a dangerous opponent, I decided to avoid handing him the early initiative, and instead I gained an attack which should have led to a draw.

Instead my opponent missed a tactical point and ended up resigning on move 23.

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A New 4NCL Season and a New Team

Simon Williams | 22 November 2013 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams , DVD/Video , Replayable Chess Games
A New 4NCL Season and a New Team

The 4NCL kicked off quite recently. As the Jutes of Kent has folded I was lucky enough to join another great team, Cheddleton.

Cheddleton already has a number of players that are good friends of mine and we also have a very good chance of finishing very high in the league.

In my first game for the team, I had the Black pieces against Ben Savage. After a long break, I thought that it was time to go running back to my first love, the Classical Dutch :)

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Ivory Tower

Simon Williams | 18 November 2013 |
Ivory Tower

A couple of days ago I stumbled across the film ‘Ivory Tower’. This is a rather strange comedy film, where the main plot line is the Canadian Chess Championship. Anyway I enjoyed it a lot, so highly recommended.

It has also introduced me to the world of ‘Chilly Gonzales’ whos mix of rap and piano music is very unique and inspiring.

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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

Recent Comments

I was also wondering if this is only for Apple products. Can I buy this and use it on my laptop with no problems? 19 Jun 14 12:58 pm

This may be a stupid question but I just want to make sure. I know it says it is 10 pounds to pay but will it convert to how much that would be in the american dollar when I pay for it? 16 Jun 14 01:15 am

Always a good night at the Plough when the Drunken Knights are playing. But this night was a real who's who of British chess with Phil Ehr and Malcolm Pein in attendance along with a plethora of GMs. What is the collective noun for Grandmasters I wonder? Maybe a board of Grandmasters? I prefer a Slaughter of Grandmasters!! 12 Jun 14 07:59 am

Really sorry that you were not happy with your purchase. I believe that the website makes it clear that the ebook is a pdf file and nothing more. Most people have requested this format and are extremely happy with what they have received. We would be happy to refund your purchase if you want, all you need to do is email me at sales@gingergm.com. I have only just seen this comment, of course it would have been nice to get a direct email. Want to try and keep the gingergm customers happy :) Simon Williams 7 May 14 11:20 am

hi Simon, I was going to suggest a short video on the game. I went through it the other day and thought it was great fun. Shame you lost. Keep the videos going; very entertaining. 6 May 14 05:14 pm

http://eplusbooks.com/books/22-killer-dutch-simon-Williams Now THIS is what I expected. Why THIS is not what I got when I paid for Simon's 'e-book', is what I have been complaining about all along. Instead, all I got was a simple PDF. I just completely feel cheated by the use of the term 'ebook'. 13 Apr 14 02:51 pm

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