Paul Benson's chess coaching sessions on Skype

These chess lessons are graciously presented by Paul Benson.

They take place every Sunday at 14:00 on Salon 1.

Date Theme Download mp3 Download game
2017-06-18 Sicilian Taimanov game GBCC_20170618.mp3
2017-06-11 Nimzo-Indian Defense GBCC_20170611.mp3
2017-06-04 Grunfeld Defense attack variation GBCC_20170604.mp3
2017-05-28 Grunfeld Defense attack variation GBCC_20170528.mp3
2017-05-21 Grunfeld Defense agressive play by black GBCC_20170521.mp3
2017-05-14 Grunfeld Defense game GBCC_20170514.mp3 GBCC_20170514.txt
2017-05-07 Grunfeld Defense game part recording GBCC_20170507.mp3 GBCC_20170507.txt
2017-04-30 Gruenfeld Defence, Exchange Variation, D85 GBCC_20170430.mp3 GBCC_20170430.txt
2017-04-09 Gruenfeld Defence, Exchange Variation, D85 GBCC_20170409.mp3 GBCC_20170409.txt
2017-04-02 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Mannheim Variation, D23 GBCC_20170402.mp3 GBCC_20170402.txt
2017-03-26 King's Gambit Accepted, Quaade Attack, C37 GBCC_20170326.mp3 GBCC_20170326.txt
2017-03-19 French Defence, Advanced Variation, C02 GBCC_20170319.mp3 GBCC_20170319.txt
2017-03-12 2 games Ruy Lopez, Norwegian Defence, C70 GBCC_20170312.mp3 GBCC_20170312.txt
2017-02-19 Korchnoi-Agdestein Opening Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Slav Defence, D46 GBCC_20170219.mp3 GBCC_20170219.txt
2017-02-12 Jim S vs Jim T Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Slav Defence, D45 GBCC_20170212.mp3 GBCC_20170212.txt
2017-02-05 Spassky vs Taimanov Ruy Lopez, Norwegian Variation, C70 GBCC_20170205.mp3 GBCC_20170205.txt
2017-01-29 Ruy Lopez, Norwegian Variation, Nightingale Gambit, C70 Not available GBCC_20170129.txt
2017-01-22 French Defence, Steinitz Attack, C00 GBCC_20170122.mp3 GBCC_20170122.txt
2017-01-15 Caro-Kann Defence, Two Knights Attack, B10 GBCC_20170115.mp3 GBCC_20170115.txt
2017-01-08 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Quiet Variation, D12 GBCC_20170108.mp3 GBCC_20170108.txt
2016-12-18 Zukertort Opening, Ross Gambit, A04, 1. Nf3 e5 GBCC_20161218.mp3 GBCC_20161218.txt
2016-12-11 Jim Slagle vs Aryan Joshi, FTP R4, Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Quiet Variation, D12 GBCC_20161211.mp3 GBCC_20161211.txt
2016-11-06 Rook and pawn plus Jim's Colle game GBCC_20161106.mp3 GBCC_20161106.txt
2016-10-30 Rook and pawn and Paul's Sicilian game GBCC_20161030.mp3 GBCC_20161030.txt
2016-10-23 Rook and pawn engame and Jim's Bird's opening game GBCC_20161023.mp3 GBCC_20161023.txt
2016-10-16 Complex rook endgame position and Jim's Colle game GBCC_20161016.mp3 GBCC_20161016.txt
2016-10-09 Philidor revisited and Mike Lowery's game GBCC_20161009.mp3 GBCC_20161009.txt
2016-10-02 Philidor revisited and Pauls game GBCC_20161002.mp3 GBCC_20161002.txt
2016-09-25 Philidor and Lucena positions revisited plus Jim Slagle's game GBCC_20160925.mp3 GBCC_20160925.txt
2016-09-18 Revision of Philidor position from previous week plus Orhan's game GBCC_20160918.mp3 GBCC_20160918.txt
2016-09-11 Tactical problems plus Philidor's position GBCC_20160911.mp3 GBCC_20160911.txt
2016-09-04 Middle game tactical problem plus King, Rook and pawn endgames GBCC_20160904.mp3 GBCC_20160904.txt
2016-08-28 Queen's Indian Defence, Miles Variation, E12 GBCC_20160828.mp3 GBCC_20160828.txt
2016-08-21 Queen's Pawn Opening, London System, Morris Counter-Gambit, D00, 1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 c5 3. e4 GBCC_20160821.mp3 GBCC_20160821.txt
2016-07-24 Queen's Pawn Opening, London System, Morris Counter-Gambit, D00, 1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 c5 3. e4 GBCC_20160724.mp3 GBCC_20160724.txt
2016-07-17 Queen's Pawn Opening, London System, Morris Counter-Gambit, D00, 1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 c5 3. e4 GBCC_20160717.mp3 GBCC_20160717.txt
2016-07-10 Middlegame Study In The McCutcheon Variation (C12) Of The French Defence GBCC_20160710.mp3 GBCC_20160710.txt
2016-07-03 Queen's Pawn Opening, London System, D00, 1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 GBCC_20160703.mp3 GBCC_20160703.txt
2016-06-26 Sicilian Defence, Rossolimo Variation, B31, with Chris Ross GBCC_20160626.mp3 GBCC_20160626.txt
2016-06-19 London System, Indian Game, A46, 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4 b6 GBCC_20160619.mp3 GBCC_20160619.txt
2016-06-12 London System, Indian Game, A46, 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4 b6 GBCC_20160612.mp3 GBCC_20160612.txt
2016-06-05 London System, Indian Game, A46, 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4 b6 GBCC_20160605.mp3 GBCC_20160605.txt
2016-05-15 English Opening, Reverse Sicilian, A29 GBCC_20160515.mp3 GBCC_20160515.txt
2016-05-08 Zukertort Opening, Sicilian Invitation, A04, 1. Nf3 c5 2. b3 GBCC_20160508.mp3 GBCC_20160508.txt
2016-05-01 Sicilian Defence, Najdorf Variation, B99 GBCC_20160501.mp3 GBCC_20160501.txt
2016-04-24 Sicilian Defence, Najdorf Variation, B99 GBCC_20160424.mp3  
2016-04-17 Sicilian Defence, B56, played in the recent FTP February - April tournament GBCC_20160417.mp3 GBCC_20160417.txt
2016-04-10 Old Benoni, A43, 1. d4 c5 2. d5 d6 GBCC_20160410.mp3 GBCC_20160410.txt
2016-03-20 Benoni Defence, Hromadka System, A56 GBCC_20160320.mp3 GBCC_20160320.txt
2016-03-13 Benoni Defence, Hromadka System, A56 GBCC_20160313.mp3 GBCC_20160313.txt
2016-03-06 King's Indian Defence, Fianchetto Variation, E64 GBCC_20160306.mp3 GBCC_20160306.txt
2016-02-28 King's Indian Defence, Fianchetto Variation, E61/E64 GBCC_20160228.mp3 GBCC_20160228.txt
2016-02-21 Old Benoni, A43, 1. d4 c5 2. d5 g6 GBCC_20160221.mp3 GBCC_20160221.txt
2016-02-14 French Defence, transposing into King's Indian Attack, A08 / A07 GBCC_20160214.mp3 GBCC_20160214.txt
2016-01-31 Reti Opening, King's Indian Attack, A08 / A07 GBCC_20160131.mp3 GBCC_20160131.txt
2016-01-24 Reti Opening, King's Indian Attack, A07 GBCC_20160124.mp3 GBCC_20160124.txt
2016-01-10 Semi-Slav Defence, Meran Variation, D48 GBCC_20160110.mp3 GBCC_20160110.txt
2015-12-20 Sicilian Defence, English Attack, B90 GBCC_20151220.mp3 GBCC_20151220.txt
2015-12-13 Sicilian Defence, English Attack, B90 GBCC_20151213.mp3 GBCC_20151213.txt
2015-11-22 Dutch Defence, Leningrad, Warsaw Variation, A88 GBCC_20151122.mp3  
2015-11-15 Dutch Defence, Leningrad, Warsaw Variation, A88 (low quality MP3) GBCC_20151115.mp3  
2015-11-08 Reti Opening, Lisitsyn Gambit, A04, 1. Nf3 f5 2. e4   GBCC_20151108.txt
2015-11-01 Reti Opening, Lisitsyn Gambit, A04, 1. Nf3 f5 2. e4 GBCC_20151101.mp3 GBCC_20151101.txt
2015-10-25 Sicilian Defence, Nimzowitsch Closed Variation, B29, 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 GBCC_20151025.mp3 GBCC_20151025.txt
2015-10-18 Sicilian Defence, Nimzowitsch Closed Variation, B29, 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6   GBCC_20151018.txt
2015-10-04 Ruy Lopez, Schleimann Defence, C60, 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bb5 f5 GBCC_20151004.mp3 GBCC_20151004.txt
2015-09-27 Queen's Pawn Opening, Keres Defence / Kangaroo Defence, A40, 1. d4 e6 2. c4 Bb4+ GBCC_20150927.mp3 GBCC_20150927.txt
2015-09-20 Torre Attack, Fianchetto Defence, A48, 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 GBCC_20150920.mp3 GBCC_20150920.txt
2015-09-13 Sicilian Defence, Najdorf Variation, B96 GBCC_20150913.mp3 GBCC_20150913.txt
2015-09-06 Semi-Slav Defence, Stoltz Variation, D45 GBCC_20150906.mp3 GBCC_20150906.txt
2015-07-26 Sicilian Defence, Najdorf Variation, English Attack, B90 GBCC_20150726.mp3  
2015-07-19 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defence, C65 GBCC_20150719.mp3  
2015-07-12 Sicilian Defence, Sozin Attack, B88 GBCC_20150712.mp3 GBCC_20150712.txt
2015-07-05 Sicilian Defence, Nimzowitsch Closed Variation, B29 GBCC_20150705.mp3 GBCC_20150705.txt
2015-06-28 Slav Defence, Exchange Variation, D10 GBCC_20150628.mp3 GBCC_20150628.txt
2015-06-21 Slav Defence, D10 GBCC_20150621.mp3 GBCC_20150621.txt
2015-06-07 Alekhine Defence, Exchange Variation, B03 GBCC_20150607.mp3 GBCC_20150607.txt
2015-05-24 English Opening, Adorjan Defence, A10, 1. c4 g6 2. e4 e5 GBCC_20150524.mp3 GBCC_20150524.txt
2015-05-17 French Defence, McCutcheon Variation, C12, by transposition from Veresov Opening GBCC_20150517.mp3 GBCC_20150517.txt
2015-05-10 Caro-Kann Defence, Exchange Variation, B13 GBCC_20150510.mp3 GBCC_20150510.txt
2015-04-26 QGD game started on 12 April, + Nimzo-Indian Defence Classical Variation, E32 GBCC_20150426.mp3 GBCC_20150426.txt
2015-04-12 Dutch Defence, Leningrad Variation, A85 GBCC_20150412.mp3 GBCC_20150412.txt
2015-04-05 Veresov Opening (by transposition), 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. Nc3, D00 GBCC_20150405.mp3 GBCC_20150405.txt
2015-03-22 Queen's Indian Defence (by transposition), Spassky Variation, D14 GBCC_20150322.mp3 GBCC_20150322.txt
2015-03-15 Queen's Gambit Declined, Traditional Variation, D30   GBCC_20150315.txt
2015-03-08 English Opening, Anglo-Dutch, Porcupine Gambit, A10, 1. c4 f5 2. e4 fxe4 GBCC_20150308.mp3 GBCC_20150308.txt
2015-03-01 Caro-Kann Defence, Botvinnik-Carls Variation, B12, 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 GBCC_20150301.mp3 GBCC_20150301.txt
2015-02-22 Game 1: English Opening, Agincourt Defence, A13.
Game 2: Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange Variation, from Semi-Slav Defence, D43
GBCC_20150222.mp3 GBCC_20150222.txt
2015-02-15 Game 1: English Opening, Agincourt Defence, A13
Game 2: Semi-Slav Defence, Stoltz Variation, D45
GBCC_20150215.mp3 GBCC_20150215.txt
2015-02-08 Queen's Pawn Opening, A46, 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 c5 GBCC_20150208.mp3 GBCC_20150208.txt
2015-02-01 Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack, A01, 1. b3 GBCC_20150201.mp3 GBCC_20150201.txt
2015-01-25 Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack, A01, 1. b3 GBCC_20150125.mp3 GBCC_20150125.txt
2015-01-18 David versus Goliath, circa 1994 A.D. GBCC_20150118.mp3 GBCC_20150118.txt
2015-01-11 Philidor Defence, Counter Gambit, 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5, C41 GBCC_20150111.mp3 GBCC_20150111.txt
2015-01-04 English Defence, Keres Variation, B00, 1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6 3. e4 Bb7 4. Bd3 Bb4+, and some tactical treats GBCC_20150104.mp3 GBCC_20150104.txt
2014-12-14 English Defence, Keres Variation, B00, 1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6 3. e4 Bb7 4. Bd3 Bb4+ GBCC_20141214.mp3 GBCC_20141214.txt
2014-12-07 English Defence, Keres Variation, B00, 1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6 3. e4 Bb7 4. Bd3 Bb4+. GBCC_20141207.mp3 GBCC_20141207.txt
2014-11-30 Catalan Opening, English Symmetric Variation, E00 GBCC_20141130.mp3 GBCC_20141130.txt
2014-11-16 Semi-Slav Defence, Winawer Variation, D10, 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 e5 GBCC_20141116.mp3 GBCC_20141116.txt
2014-11-02 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Slav, D45 GBCC_20141102.mp3 GBCC_20141102.txt
2014-10-26 Caro-Kann Defence, Advanced Variation, Botvinnik-Carls Defence, 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5, B12 GBCC_20141026.mp3 GBCC_20141026.txt
2014-10-19 Caro-Kann Defence, Advanced Variation, Botvinnik-Carls Defence, 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5, B12 GBCC_20141019.mp3 GBCC_20141019.txt
2014-10-12 Queen's Gambit Declined, D37 GBCC_20141012.mp3 GBCC_20141012.txt
2014-10-05 Sicilian Defence, Najdorf Variation, B99 GBCC_20141005.mp3 GBCC_20141005.txt
2014-09-28 Caro-Kann, Classical Variation, B19 GBCC_20140928.mp3 GBCC_20140928.txt
2014-09-21 Caro-Kann, Classical Variation, B19 GBCC_20140921.mp3 GBCC_20140921.txt
2014-09-14 Reti / King's Indian Attack, A07 GBCC_20140914.mp3 GBCC_20140914.txt
2014-09-07 French Defence vs Old Indian Attack, C00 GBCC_20140907.mp3 GBCC_20140907.txt
2014-08-31 Sicilian Defence, Poisoned Pawn, B96 GBCC_20140831.mp3 GBCC_20140831.txt
2014-08-10 Sicilian Defence, Canal-Sokolsky Attack, B51, 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ GBCC_20140810.mp3 GBCC_20140810.txt
2014-08-03 Sicilian Defence, Canal-Sokolsky Attack, B51, 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ GBCC_20140803.mp3 GBCC_20140803.txt
2014-07-27 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange Variation, D36
GBCC_20140727.mp3
GBCC_20140727.txt
2014-07-06 King's Indian Attack against Sicilian Defence
GBCC_20140706.mp3

2014-06-29 Dutch Defence, Hopton Attack, 1. d4 f5 2. Bg5
GBCC_20140629.mp3

2014-06-22 Dutch Defence, Hopton Attack, 1. d4 f5 2. Bg5
GBCC_20140622.mp3
GBCC_20140622.txt
2014-06-08 Sicilian Defence, B31, 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6
GBCC_20140608.mp3
GBCC_20140608.txt
2014-06-01 Queen's Indian Defence, Fianchetto Variation GBCC_20140601.mp3  
2014-05-25 Spoken thought game with Robert Grimwood GBCC_20140525.mp3 GBCC_20140525.txt
2014-04-27 Middlegame avoidance strategy: Ruy Lopez, Marshall Gambit.
Game: Sicilian Defence, Najdorf Variation.
GBCC_20140427.mp3 GBCC_20140427.txt
2014-04-20 Middlegame avoidance strategy: Sicilian Defence.
Game: Scotch Game, 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4.
GBCC_20140420.mp3 GBCC_20140420.txt
2014-04-13 Middlegame avoidance strategy: Scotch Opening, 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4
Game: Trompovsky (Queens Bishop Attack), 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5
GBCC_20140413.mp3 GBCC_20140413.txt
2014-04-06 Middlegame avoidance Strategy: Centre Game, 1. e4 e5 2. d4
Game: Ruy Lopez, Closed Variation
GBCC_20140406.mp3 GBCC_20140406.txt
2014-03-23 Centre Game and Evans Gambit GBCC_20140323.mp3 GBCC_20140323.txt
2014-03-16 Middlegame avoidance strategy: English Opening, Porcupine Gambit
Game: Sicilian Defence, Keres Variation
GBCC_20140316.mp3 GBCC_20140316.txt
2014-03-09   GBCC_20140309.mp3  
2014-03-03 King's gambit part1 GBCC_20140303.mp3  
2014-02-16 Kings gambit GBCC_20140216.mp3