Openings and Endgames – GM Varuzhan Akobian – 2013.09.25

Chess Grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian presents an intermediate level lecture analyzing a variety of openings and endgame scenarios. This lecture brought to you courtesy of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.


  1. The most useful video i have seen in a long time! 🙂 thankx!
    Could you do another on QPG accepted?

  2. At 3:37 it's slightly better for black to play Qxd8, as the white queen is not going anywhere.

  3. I'm surprised he didn't know Nf6 as a respond to the Queen's gambit, It's a pretty known opening called the Marshall Defense, the point is to have a lead in development, giving up your central presence in the opening moves.

  4. Has anyone gone and watched the game Kasparov vs Barua? It's a great game until Barua blunders at the end. Takes with the C pawn instead of A pawn. Would of been a draw. Anybody else see that? Am I missing something?

  5. Do you think the exchange variation is the best variation for white? Why isn't played as often at the top level?

  6. Diana Luckysova - Sculptor and Artist says:

    great lessons, thank you!

  7. I love the Armenian chess players, and he illustrates very good

  8. i love it when he says "dubious". I just have a quick question, what's to prevent black from going Bishop b4 right from the onset after he plays e6 given the rest of the workings? Sorry if it's a stupid question. I'm just learning chess.

  9. is there a reason why most times castling is made king side not queen side?

  10. What's it called when?
    1.d4 – d5
    2. C4 – e5

    I've seen people play it

  11. Akobian is a very good teacher he is gifted.

  12. every move Kasparov made had a sound purpous behind it. love that about this guy

  13. WOW!!! This chess lecture by Varuzhan is clearly one of the most inspiring videos I've watched on YouTube and the Internet in general. Thank you so very much indeed!

  14. I really wish Akobian did lectures for an adult audience, he is really good but the repetition necessary for children is bothersome if you got the point in the first instance.

  15. he explains really well, GRAEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTT teacher !!!!

  16. He is not only brilliant but also has the most charming personality of lecturers in this channel.

  17. Love his lectures, teaches well and has a ton of patience. Hope I meet him one day if he ever comes to India, which he totally should.

  18. wow, your lectures are awesome….thank u Akobian

  19. For me this is the best teacher I've seen in chess.

  20. GM Akobian is an exceptionally talented chess teacher. I'm so grateful that the Saint Louis Chess Club uploaded these videos on YouTube!

  21. On queens gambit declined, what if black decides to pin the knight on c3 after white pins the knight on f6?

  22. What is the name of the chess program he uses?

  23. At 33:20 what if move the knight and threat rook and to save that rook he come in line with bishop. And in next move threat queen with knight and took Rook in double attack

  24. Love this guy. Will this work guys?: in the lecture on 29:30 : White to move bishopD3 to G6. Taken by Blacks pawnF7 to G6 (sacrifice). Whites Queen now moves to G6 pinning pawn on G7. This leaves black any move??…then whites bishopF4 moves to take blacks pawnH6..Black makes any move??…setting up checkmate with whites queen G6 taking pinned pawn G7…will this work?

  25. your explanation is excellent.
    very very clear and easy to memorized all both moves.
    thanks much for your effort.

  26. Love all lectures by Akobian. Playing some chess matches during 2020 lockdown.

  27. @9:50 why didnt white just take the black knight and then capture h7+?White Gains a pawn. Also, what's the idea when Black knight to e8?

  28. One of the best teacher in the world,gm akobian,

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