Alexander Yermolinsky on Gelfand – Aronian

Here’s one of the most interesting and insightful chess videos I’ve come across featuring the Tata Steel Gelfand – Aronian game being analysed by Alexander Yermolinsky. The mixture of psychological and technical insights reflects what Grandmaster chess is really about.

One comment that I found particularly interesting was that Boris Gelfand should probably have been willing to play any innovation that he might have been saving up for his match against Vishwanathan Anand, the point being that it’s more important to feel good about how you are playing. I do agree with this, though many people would see it differently.


Author: NigelD

Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: