GM Chess Analysis #45 An Interesting Ragozin: Williams vs Ganguly

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Analysis of a game that I recently played at one of the strongest ever chess opens, The Isle of Man Open.
I play White against Indian GM, Surya Ganguly, the game becomes a very interesting Ragozin variation.
Loads of tactics!

Simon Williams vs Surya Ganguly
Isle of Man Open, 2018.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qc2 O-O 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. e3 cxd4 9. exd4 Nc6 10. a3 Be7 11. c5 g5 12. Bg3 g4 13. Ne5 Nxd4 14. Qd2 Nf5 15. Bd3 Ne4 16. Bxe4 dxe4 17. Qe2 Bxc5 18. Nxe4 Qa5+ 19. Kf1 Bd4 20. Rd1 Nxg3+ 21.hxg3 Qxe5 22. Qxg4+ Qg7 23. Rxd4 Qxg4 24. Nf6+ Kg7 25. Nxg4 b6 26. Nxh6 Ba6+ 27. Kg1 f5 28. g4 Rfd8 29. Rxd8 Rxd8 30. Rh3 Kg6 31. gxf5+ exf5 32. g4 f4 33. Nf5 Rd1+ 34. Kh2 Rd2 35. Nh4+ Kf6 36. g5+ Ke6 37. Rf3 Ke5 38. g6 Bc4 39. g7 Rxb2 40. Ng6+ Kf6 41. Rxf4+ Kxg7 42. Rxc4 Kxg6 43. Kg2 Kf5 44. a4 a5 45. Kf3 Ke5 46. Ke3 Rb3+ 47. Kd2 Kd5 48. Rf4 Ke5 49. Rh4 Rb2+ 50. Ke3 Kd5 51. Rf4 Rb3+

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  1. Howdy, gang, could you explain why should we not pick off the black bishop pinning the knight after the move 4. Nc3 Bb4 via checking the king with our queen?

  2. Nice to see you anything from you ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Keep releasing this kind of videos, please. They are intresting and cool! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Really enjoyed this video! I acctually prefer that you haven't checked it with the computer because it really shows how it is to be there at the board by yourself. You have all these interesting lines but you're not 100 percent sure they work.

  5. Rd1, what a banger. I would've never considered with the knight hanging on e5.

  6. Did anybody notice that Simon looks just like Skallagrim?

  7. Thanks Simon, yeah about time to show you some love…headed to your shop now.

  8. Hahahaha i thought about castling queen side but the words of Naiditch hounded me again

  9. Very nice game, I really enjoyed and learned a lot, Thanks Sir

  10. You should do your sales closer to the beginning of the month before I've spent all my money!

  11. Your analysis videos are my favorites of everything you do. Thumbs up!

  12. We are lost without you in chess life.Thank you Simon

  13. I won't buy the Ginger GM collection, because I already did. I will say, you won't want your money back.

  14. Thank you! Would be nice to see more of your games

  15. I just purchased double tuition and will probly get the Gm collection especially if I can get it on DVD. I did this bc I pretty much only watch videos on YouTube and and your the best commentator/instructor. I really enjoy the spicy opening series also. Thanks for the free videos and all your time.

  16. Chess24 in Hamburg seems a raving success.
    Why can't the ECF organise something similar for the UK to cover all the great tourneys?
    We have great teachers and presenters like youself, GM King, GM Pert, IM Martin, IM Trent, GM Sadler, GM Howell and GM Adams.
    Hopefully things will improve now the star man, GM Short, is vice president of FIDE.
    C'mon ECF wake up and get with the program.
    Excuse the rant, Simon, but seems a good way forward for UK Chess.

  17. Your video is lovely! Your explanations are really instructive and miles ahead from other youtubers.

  18. thanks simon sir you are teh best very interestin genui game thxx alot with surya

  19. I just want to say a big thank you for your way of presenting chess. Thank you!

  20. Analysis Videos are my favourites ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. It does not feel the ingredient to go Fxf6 and g4 was assembled yet at 6:09 it would have been dubious.

  22. Yeah I dont think the piece sac at 23:23 was working I look at it for 5 min.

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