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At around 36.50 knight why doesen't take pawn e6 first, and after Qxc7, Ng5+, and after king moves Rxc7? This way winning a pawn, isn't it? Anyway many thanks for all exellent videos what you made, I learned a lot since watching them.
If there was an extra pawn on c6 the pawns would be zigzag.
"ask yourself the question, where i want my pieaces be idealy to be placed.." -thank you for this lesson
Wonderful video!! I'm learning a lot from this positional strangulations. Thank you very much!!
Doesn't Rook c7+ win a piece?
Where's the video????
Great teacher,with a lesson that's beautifully illustrated and easy to follow. I'm learning a lot.
Fantastic and instructive. You and Steinitz make it seem so simple! This is a great way to study positional chess. The books just leave me dazed and confused. Thanks!!
I love it!! Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!!
This game example was simply marvelous!Learned a lot!Thanks
More positional videos please.
u r an AMAZING teacher!!! 44mins went by like it was 4mins long!!! one AMAZING positional tip after another made the time fly! this is a special teaching aid to anyone needing positional instructions!!!
thanks a trillion! (as a trillion is the new million these days
Another great video, thanks
A very good 'example game,' very well-explained by you, Elliot. I learned a lot from this, and thoroughly enjoyed the game too. Learning something and having fun doing it-- can't beat that! Looking forward to more!
Good vid thanks alot
I enjoy the classical games explained in style! Great effort Elliott, please do continue with these detailed analyses.
good game great video
Great video... but isn't Rc7+ in your 'sample variation' at 26:20 better than your recommended Nd6+ ?
by FM Elliott Liu
Fear the Python! FM Liu concludes his "featured author" installment for this month with a second, even more frightening example of Positional Strangulation! In this well known battle, one of the first true positional geniuses (former World Champion Wilhelm Steinetz) performs unwilling surgery on his opponent, exposing one positional weakness after another to eventually leave his opponent breathless...
Beginner | Intermediate
Players: Steinitz, Wilhelm
vs. Sellman, Alexander
French Defense: Classical Variation (C11)
Related: « Part 1
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FM Elliott Liu
April 25 is actually "Elliott Liu Day" in San Diego County! The young FIDE Master from San Diego earned that special distinction by winning the 2005 U.S. Cadet Championship, 2006 Pan-American Games U18, 2 IM norms, and playing in one U.S. Championship and three World Youth Championships. The 19-year old is just completing his freshman year at Stanford University.
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