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Inspired by Morphy

Lesson of the Week This week's lesson for advanced students features part of a complex struggle that reveals how Yasser Seirawan was inspired by Paul Morphy's Opera game (see "Chess at the Opera"). This game was played as part of a match...Show More Summary

Lessons with Yasser

Yasser Seirawan is giving me free chess lessons, but they are not exclusive. Once again, he is the host in the broadcast booth for the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee. I have been enjoying Seirawan's commentary during Grand Master tournaments since the early '00s. Show More Summary

“Today in Chess” launches!

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis have produced their first segment titled, “Today in Chess” which is hosted by GMs Yasser Seirawan, Maurice Ashley, Alejandro Ramirez and Canadian GM Eric Hansen. The segment primarily focused on the ongoing Candidate’s tournament currently taking place in Moscow, Russia. There was in depth coverage and […]

Seirawan revisits milestone in Dubai

US chess champion Yasser Seirawan revisits milestone in DubaiYasser Seirawan holds chess lecture for students, parents and coaches at the Dubai Chess and Culture ClubPUBLISHED: 17:40 MARCH 25, 2015BY JOBANNIE TABADA, PROPERTY WEEKLYShow More Summary

The return of Yasser Seirawan in Dubai

Four-time US chess champion GM Yasser Seirawan visited Dubai Chess & Culture Club to deliver a chess lecture on 19th March, 2015, just a few days before the start of the prestigious 17th Dubai International Chess Open Tournament.The special guest and former World junior champion returned to the United Arab Emirates after nearly 30 years. Show More Summary

So -- Vachier-Lagrave

3 years agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

Live Blogging Wesley So has been impressing me during his post-game analysis with Yasser Seirawan. He is currently tied for second place with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Ding Liren in the 2015 Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee with 5.5/8. Show More Summary

Sixty Memorable Annotations

#30: Ivanchuk - Jobava, Wijk aan Zee (1) 2015 But why... err what, err why are you winning? Yasser Seirawan (post game interview with Ivanchuk) As I was saying last week, the problem with starting a regular column on king and pawn endings is the absence of fresh examples in top level chess. Show More Summary

ISEs: From the Books II

White to play Seirawan - Kozul, Wijk aan Zee 1991 Yasser’s got something truly absurd for us today. Swap queens, 'lose' the exchange and then just carry on playing.I can kind of see the point - Black’s bishop ends up with no diagonals, the rooks have no files - but White’s pieces don’t seem to be doing anything either. Show More Summary

Wesley and the Winawer

Chess Piece Bobby Ang FROM 1988 to 2000 GM Yasser Seirawan had a very nice chess magazine Inside Chess, which appeared twice a month (towards the end of its print run this became once a month, but we are not here to talk about that.Show More Summary

Hidden Threats

4 years agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

Taking issue with Emanuel Lasker's assertion that combinations are rare, Yasser Seirawan asserts:Combinations of some sort can be found in the majority of master games, sometimes in the moves actually played and often in the variations...Show More Summary

Chess by Stephan Dann

If you missed the first eight rounds of the U.S. Championship and Women’s Championships, you can tune in for today’s final round at today. The coverage by Yasser Seirawan, Jen Shahade and Maurice Ashley is superb, and live coverage of games in progress is instructive to players of all levels. Show More Summary

2013 U.S. Championships (Round #9)

GM Maurice Ashley did an excellent job with on the spot analysis. WGM Jennifer Shahade and GM Yasser Seirawan gave star commentary and kept the broadcast interesting. What a great team the three make! Wow! What an ending. Alejandro Ramirez came through with a clutch win over Larry Christiansen putting him in a virtual tie [...]

Webster U Final Four Champs analyzing with a Chess Legend

Chess legend GM Yasser Seirawan analyzing with 4 members of the Webster U Final Four champ ionship team: GMs Wesley So, Ray Robson, Fidel Corrales Jimenez, and Manuel Leon Hoyos at the St Louis Chess Club Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Grandmasters Akobian and Ramirez helping Seirawan

Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan has returned to Amsterdam for an extended hiatus, but he will return to the Chess Club on November 20. While he is away, two GMs who have extensive knowledge of Saint Louis and the Chess Club will fill in in his absence. Show More Summary

Seirawan arrives in St. Louis

Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan has just landed at the St. Louis International Airport. He will be the interim Grandmaster in residence for the St. Louis Chess Club as Grandmaster Ben Finegold suddenly resigned a few weeks ago. I have known Yasser for many years. He's a true gentleman of chess. Chess daily news from Susan Polgar

Seirawan replaces Finegold at the St. Louis CC

For more information, please contact:Mike WilmeringCommunications SpecialistChess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis Seirawan to Saint Louis as Acting Resident GM SAINT LOUIS (August 24, 2012) -- Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan will...Show More Summary

Karpov lambastes FIDE (again)

Anatoly Karpov was in St. Louis to participation in an exhbition match with GM Yasser Seirawan. The encounter ended with the former World Champion winning the match 8-6 (1-1 classical, 1-1 rapid, 6-4 blitz-Karpov). The blitz match was thrilling to watch. During the press conference Macauley Petersen relayed a question I posted (forward to 12:50). [...]

Play as Yasser

6 years agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

It is exciting to see Yasser Seirawan returning to active competitive chess. He is from my home state, although living in the Netherlands these days. On the USCF rating list for active players in Washington state, he remains No. 1, where he has been many years. Show More Summary

Seirawan-Karpov Legends Match

U.S. legend Yasser Seirawan and former World Champion Anatoly Karpov will face will face-off in a legends match at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis (CCSCSL). This is a revisitation of their classic battles in the 1980s. Photo by CCSCSL. The main site reads: The two will face off June 9-13 in [...]

Nakamura defeats Seirawan, wins US Championship

US Championship 2012Round: 11White: Hikaru NakamuraBlack: Yasser SeirawanDate: Sat May 19 2012Result: 1-01. e4 e6 2. f4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. c3 Nge7 6. Na3 Nf5 7. Nc2 h5 8. Bd3 g6 9. O-O Be7 10. Bxf5 gxf5 11. d4 h4 12. dxc5 Bxc5+ 13. Show More Summary

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