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loved this one ! even as weak as i am,i could'nt figure out what these two had in mind on each move. i wish you would do some more on 1400 to 1700 players.there's a lot more of us weak players that would love to be enlightened. :-( thx Roman !!!!!
Excellent video again by Roman. Thanks! I like the way you say "tzenter" :)
Thank you very much for another great lecture. I play too many games like this myself and need to think more carefully about my plans.
My weakness has been revealed to all the world......and he doesn't even know me :-(
Good lecture , thanks
This video shows that you may have learned openings, and have the sense to resign when you blunder but still play like a begginer. Many begginers in American Chess tournaments I guess. Both sides were pathetic.
Why would Roman think non-titled players have his understanding of positional play? This game looks pretty logical to the average patzer.
These series are great!
What is the chess.com ranking of the players reviewed?
Great video Roman, I understood most of it but one part confused me just a little bit. I think I can understand why white would want to play on the queenside, but it could be tempting to play elsewhere due to the black bishop and knight being trapped there. If black made the mistake of limiting the activity of those two pieces, are you still capitalizing on it by playing on his queenside? I'm curious as to what was really lost by black's bad moves on the queenside if white wised up and opened the queenside when you suggested. Sorry I don't know the move number. I'm guessing he at least lost time, but I know I don't understand all of the problems his queenside is facing. Maybe both pieces are misplaced and would get kicked by pawns with tempo, or maybe his kingside pieces can not move to the queenside while white's can. Any insight would be appreciated, I know the lesson was about problems a little simpler than that.
I can understand Roman's frustration. I myself get frustrated when my opponents don't play with a plan and its no surprise I'll just crush them positionally or get crazy activity. I myself still make tons of positional mistakes and the biggest reason I keep making these mistakes is no one is punishing me! I used to play the hyper-accelerated dragon a lot but shyed a little away from it after some nasty crushes by strong players squeezing me with the dreaded Maroczy Bind.
Just to point out it's Asheville, North Carolina, not "Ashland", South Carolina
Love that word 'mediocre' which comes easily to the lips of high achievers.
You probably see your own weaknesess, but you're also conscious of how far you've come, how much effort you've put in, how much you think you still could learn.
And then the big giant comes and squashes you with that one word....
Roman you sound almost angry that people could think of doing such things ;)
Great lecture GM Roman Dzindzichashvili, I felt sorry for you on analysing this illogical game. I nearly felt into tears of laughther every single time they made a strategical mistake. Not even I would play that badly
Great analysis! Please bring more of these games, the errors- as uncovered by Roman - become really instructive. This reminds me Silman wrote in an article on this site that non-master level games were the most instructive. Well, if that is true, this game fits in that category.
Wow! I'd hate to see what Roman would do to one of my games. Ouch!
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
In this Member Analysis video Grandmaster Dzindzichashvili explains his difficulty in reviewing amateur games. He then goes onto give several important positional explanations of the Benko Gambit and closed center pawn structures. His "logical" critique of the "illogical" development chosen by both players is as harsh as it is instructive... Watch and learn.
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GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
GM Dzindzichashvili was once one of the top players in the world. Born in Georgia, his chess first developed in the USSR. While still an International Master, he defeated opponents like Botvinnik and Bronstein before emigrating, first to Israel where he became a Grandmaster, and then to the United States. His accomplishments in the U.S. include two U.S. Championship first places, and one World Open. He has not played actively in tournaments recently, but has become even more famous perhaps in the U.S. for quality instructional materials, in particular chess videos! Roman Dzindzichashvili now teaches chess classes and seminars for Chess.com University. Feel free to contact him for more information!
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