Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan began playing chess in the summer of 1972 and by 1979 he had won the World Junior Championship and in January of 1980 earned his final Grandmaster norm. What had he learned in seven and a half years that propelled him so far so quickly?
In this, his first DVD, Yasser takes an engaging in-depth look at 22 games he played from the period 1975-1982, explaining his style, strategy and tactics against Larsen, Gligoric, Kortchnoi, Tal, Timman, Karpov and others. Yasser‘s engaging personality and desire to share his knowledge shines through as does the clarity and the ideas behind his moves.
International Chess Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan is one of the top-ranked chess players in the USA a rank he kept for decades. At nineteen he became an international chess grandmaster and 1979 World Junior Champion; winner of the US Championship four times; a ten-time member of the US Olympic Team and twice Candidate for the World Championship. He has the distinction of defeating both Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov in tournament play while they were World Champions. In 2006 he was inducted into the Chess Hall of Fame. He is an author of sixteen books including Chess Duels released in 2010.