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  • 6 months ago


    Very helpful. I often find myself wondering what to do next once I am in a certain position.

  • 11 months ago


    I have seen this game in the book 'logical chess move by move'

  • 17 months ago


    Thanks for your hard work showing this viedo.

  • 17 months ago


    Nice and simply explained

  • 18 months ago


    Win games by positional dominance.

    "white does not resort to brutal attack or to intricate combination to accomplish his purpose, but puts his trust in the dynamic power inherent in the curshing positional superiority.."

  • 19 months ago


    LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!

  • 20 months ago


    Excellent video!! Amazing game, very instructive! I learned a lot. I love this positional play, it's a beauty and simple way to win a game. As you put it, a work of art. Thank you very much!!

  • 20 months ago


    Very informitive, Thanks

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  • 21 months ago


    Just the right level for me and exciting to watch. Thank you.

  • 23 months ago



  • 2 years ago


    Beyond beginner chess.  Thank you, very helpful.  Cool

  • 2 years ago


    Awesome lesson!!! .....can't wait to see the other videos...Laughing

  • 2 years ago


    TY NICE :) yea

  • 2 years ago


    white can take the pawn at e6 and the Bd7+ idea can be refuted by 31.Ke5xe6 Bd7 32.Kf7(the tempo gaining move that FM Liu missed,black must protect his rook) Ra8 33.Re1!(is the key move,black can't play Bf5 because after 33.Bf5 34.Rxf5 gxf5 35.Re7+(black king has to move to the back rank and white takes the unprotected rook).
    The pgn given in this video gives black's move 30.Bc8 instead of Be8 as shown in the video.

  • 2 years ago



  • 2 years ago


    Sorry, I mean 21 Rf8 of course

  • 2 years ago


    This video lesson gives the illusion that white has an overwhelming positional advantage which is not true. Let us consider the position after white plays 21 a4. Black should respond with 21 Tc8! Actually black has two very good positional features in this position. The three connected central pawns and the two half open files for the rooks (b and f file). I can’t judge who mathematically has the best position, but black has the easiest strategy. Pushing g5 removing the pawn on f4, moving his king to protect his central pawns, and in the right moment advance with c5 or e5. He can in many variations afford to sacrifice the a5 pawn, the central pawn storm and a black rook on the second rank will in many lines prove decisive.

  • 2 years ago


    As one of the chess coaches on this site remarked recently, the key to better playing ability is excellent instruction on the appropriate level for the player.  I play about 1500 and found this video very instructive.  Again, as that chess coach remarked, the problem with players under 1900 studying grandmaster game collections is that they don't understand the reasoning behind the moves that are made; they don't know the general principles yet.  So the details they absorb from these too-advanced texts don't help them win any games.

    As an illustration, look at all the members here who play hundreds of games and stay at the same rating level.  Why?  Because they're doing the same thing over and over again, hoping to get different results.  That's the definition of insanity.  So I would say, if you get stuck at a particular level, start taking in training in a different format or at a different level.  Yes, you do get stronger by playing, but without proper graduated training along the way, everyone will hit a plateau and never exceed it.

    I really wish someone had told me that earlier!

    Great video, thanks so much.Cool

  • 2 years ago


    That was a beautiful position after the second rook lift !!!

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