Blitz Chess #407 | Sicilian Defense, Maróczy Bind

I intended to play a d4 based game, but my opponent invited me into a Sicilian. After only a few moves we had a Maróczy Bind combating a Dragon setup on board. Inherent with the Maróczy Bind is a space advantage for white. How can white put such an advantage to use, and in what way might black counter in this instance? This was a 5|0 time control game, where I was playing with the white pieces.

1. Nf3 c5 { A04 Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation } 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Nc2 Nf6 7. e4 d6 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O b6 10. Be3 Bb7 11. Qd2 Re8 12. Rfd1 Ne5 13. f3 Nfd7 14. Rac1 a5 15. Nd5 Nc5 16. b3 a4 17. b4 Ncd7 18. Na3 Rc8 19. Bh6 Bh8 20. Nb5 Bxd5 21. cxd5 Rxc1 22. Rxc1 Qb8 23. Nd4 Rc8 24. Nc6 Nxc6 25. dxc6 Ne5 26. b5 Qa7 27. f4

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  1. The way he plays is fantastic, I almost throw around my pieces during the middle game

  2. The audio is so clean and good 😮
    Thank you for the video! I always love these kind of videos, they're so entertaining and you can always learn something.

  3. i have an idea. a series where people submit their games to you with a little bit of background such as when it was played, what side they were,how old they were(if they choose to disclose that) and things like that, and you go over the games, analysing the moves, saying why certain moves are good or bad, and how they could improve. it would be a good way for those players to get better, and for veiwers to share games that they think they made a great move and want to show the world.

  4. This is a great video! During the game I was noticing 23. f4, and apparently so did Stockfish.

  5. Please explain some famous game of past…. like fischer vs tal, morphy vs andersan or of alekhain or capablanca……

  6. Please, What's your favourite opening, Jerry?what's your idea of the best defence using black pieces?

  7. Between it being a while since your last short game, the overall faster play in the opening, watching several other youtube videos uploaded today prior to this one, and of course the date itself, I was on edge waiting for the joke to drop for nearly the whole game.

    Instead, it was just another great video from Jerry! Audio sounds great btw 🙂

  8. good audio with jerrys enjoyable voice with some great chess playing. gotta love it

  9. Should have done a game with the scholars mate for April fools

  10. His position became rather cramped when you pushed your pawn and moved his knight back at move 17. After that I think he was lost regardless of anything else.

  11. That moment when you're watching a video on April first and keep looking for a prank

  12. 0:52 So.. The Maróczy Bind is a pawn formation that gives white great control over the d5 square, but why is that square particularly beneficial in the Sicilian?

  13. My favourite is always the "and this is the game over move". Never something flashy or grand, more often than not a simple pawn push and them comes the resignation. Well played Jerry, audio sounds great too.

  14. I'm only 5 minutes in, but doesn't 23. f4 win a piece?

  15. Hey Jerry, the audio sounds pretty dang good. If I had to nitpick I would say the S's are a little strong. You can get a Dresser plugin for most audio editing software or just an air filter in front of the mic. Great chess as usual. I really look forward to your content.

  16. Jerry, please make chess teaching videos it will really help a lot…

  17. Audio is pretty good, though your S's are a little strong.

  18. Great vid. Love the 5 min games. Perfect amount of time for commentary. Great sound too

  19. The "s" hurts a little with the new audio. Hope you can repair it, Jerry

  20. Hi. Maróczy was hungarian. The letters cz should be pronounced as ts not ks. I love your videos anyway. Gabor

  21. Maroczy : Never a WC he was ,but forever his name know will be 🙂

  22. Sounded good Jerry, always appreciate and return to your many videos. Keep it up.

  23. always grea material thanks jerry! Keep uploading please!!

  24. love your way of communicating. nice, light humor, soothing everywhere. great chess. thank you!

  25. good stuff! still, waiting for Jerry to get into a tournament (of whatever type… 3 check and king of the mountain are fun!!)

  26. Does any one know jerry's rating? Is he a grand master?

  27. what was that in the opening '-' i did not get it at all

  28. Are you up for a game sometimes on lichess?

  29. can someone explain why that is the game over move?

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