GM Chess Analysis #49 Crushing a future World Champion?! The French Defence in action!

Grandmaster analysis from a very exciting game in the French Defence, from the Reykjavik open 2019.

On the White side we had the super talent Alireza Firouzja, on the side of the Black pieces Romanian GM Constantin Lupulescu.

The Reykjavik open is one of my favorite tournaments in the world and highly recommended for chess lovers and lovers of amazing scenery.

A.Firouzja vs C.Lupulescu

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qd2 O-O 9. dxc5 Qa5 10. O-O-O b6 11. Bb5 Nb4
12. a3 bxc5 13. Bxd7 Bxd7 14. axb4 cxb4 15. Nb1 Rfc8 16. Nd4 Qa2 17. f5 exf5 18. Rhf1 a5 19. Nxf5 Bxf5 20. Rxf5 a4 21. Bd4 a3 22. e6 f6 23.Qd3 b3 24. Rf2 Ra4 $1 25. c3 Rxd4 26. Qxd4 Bc5 27. Qd2 Bxf2 28. Qxf2 Qa1 29. e7 a2 30. e8=Q+ Rxe8 31. Qf5 d4

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  1. Awesome video as usual. Also great quote from Bill Hartston who gave me my first ever chess computer and was taught to play chess by my Dad!

  2. Very sad that you made twitch videos to watch only for subscribers

  3. Yess, an upload 🙂 We want more of analysis videos Simon!

  4. Yes, love the analysis videos. . .AND it's a French defense!

  5. RC2, KC2, RC8,NC3, RC3, KE2, QD5+. But I'm not sure.

  6. 10:25 It Lupulescu not Lupucescu 🙂 And, yes, lup means wolf in Romanian.
    13:35 OK, He got in right!

  7. this may be a stupid question, but why cant white capture the pawn on d4 at the end? Q covers any rook checks and whites king is far from safe. thanks

  8. I do like the use of the word 'upon', so rarely used but feels so right 🙂

  9. I dont see why the final d4 is so crushing. e3xd4 and then what? Rc8 isnt possible, in fact I dont see any good rook move?

  10. Perhaps in addition to updating the french, you could also make an updated DVD on the classical dutch. Some analysis in the killer dutch has been outdated. It would also be nice if you focused solely on the 7…Ne4 mainline which is Black's best move in the position. Best Wishes!

  11. Rxc2+ Kxc2 Rc8+!! Kd2 or Kd3 loses to Qxd5+, Nc3 Rxc3 Kd2 Qxd5+, Bc5 Rxc5+ Qxc5 Bxc5

  12. 𝒢𝒾ℊ𝒶𝓈𝒢𝒾𝓇𝓊𝓈 says:

    11:25 Black plays: R C2, K C2, R C8, Q C5 (K D2, Q D5)(BC5, R C5, Q C5, B C5, R D8, B F8), B C5, B C5, Q C4. Feel free to correct me here i`m not sure.

  13. Nice. This video was uploaded 1 day after I sent an e-mail to Ginger GM to do an analysis on it. I be he didn't read my e-mail, but It was nice to see the analysis right after I asked for it. Thanks Ginger GM.

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