Irina Krush – Krushing Attacks with US Women’s Chess Champion Irina Krush

♕ ARTICLE ►: target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>

Krushing Attacks is a chess DVD that features a young Irina Krush dissecting her devastating victories in the late 1990s with the help of Grandmaster Ron W. Henley. Irina Krush became a master at the age of 12, and in this DVD set she explains just how her natural talent and hard work contributed to dominating the male and female chess scenes at the end of the 21st century in the United States. Krush is a 4-time US Women’s Champion (1998, 2007, 2010, and 2012) and currently holds the title of International Master. This DVD is a perfect source of inspiration for aspiring chess stars and experienced beginner and intermediate players alike, as the 14 year-old Krush explains her favorite wins with a piercing and natural style.
How To Krush The Nimzo-Indian Defense

Irina Krush opens with d4 and faces the Nimzo-Indian Defense — opting for the classical variation with 4. Qc2. White continues with a quieter line that allows white to build and maintain subtle positional pressure against black’s position, especially in the center and kingside. Irina Krush’s strong chess intuition is demonstrated perfectly in this game, as she combines powerful prophylaxis with a dangerous kingside attack. Black tried to fight back in the center with 16. …f5 and 17. …e4, although this reduces the tension and essentially gives white a free hand to attack on the kingside without distraction. After some patient preparation with 17. h3, 18. Be2, and 19. Kh2 Irina Krush is ready to lash out and break the position open with 20. g4 — pushing all of black’s pieces back and establishing a very dangerous initiative for white against black’s king. Krush displays exceptional tactical awareness, precisely finishing the game without allowing black any counter-chances.


Don’t miss these tips!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *