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Curious how white would lock down the position if black tried to break free on the queen side or if black got its bishop on the a6-f1 diagonal. I have trouble dealing with this sometimes v.s. the nimzo.Or does black simply not have enough time to accomplish that?
Very effective stonewall, NOT! I love seeing these positional strangulations because it's like the other side (black in most cases) can't really do much, or anything to untangle and relieve some pressure, great lesson!
26. b4 Qf6 27.Rhf3 Re7 28. a4 a6 29. Nd1 Rg7
30.Ne3 Qe7 31. g5 Bd7 32. N3g4 Be8
33.Nh6+ Kh8 34. Qe2 Qd8 35. Neg4 Bd7
36.Qe5 Ne8 37. Rh3 Qc7 38. Nf6 Qxe5 39.fxe5
Re7 40. Rhf3 Nxf6 41. Rxf6 Rxf6 42.exf6 Re8
43. Nf7+ Kg8 44. Ne5 Rd8 45.Kg2 Kf8
46.h4 Be8 47. Kf3 Bf7 48.Kf4 Ke8 49. Rb1 Kf8 50. b5
IS WHAT HAPPENED IF YOU WERE WONDERING!!!!!!!
At 16:50, couldn't black play f2+ which forces Rxf2 and then Qc7?
O come on lol!
That's just wrong to stop the video there after the awesome build up lol.
Great video on a great game. I think an alternative plan for white worth considering is to play 16. Nxf3 (not Rxf3) with the intention of putting the rooks on e1 and e2, and playing against the backward e-pawn. At least, that seems consistent with the whole plan of 12. exf4. Also, it stays away from black's Nd7, which would force a trade or retreat anyway. What do you guys think?
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really good instruction Elliott.
Great vid as usual. Liu's vids are always in plain English with no acents or jive and are easy to understand. The games he presents are always interesting and highly instructional. The subject of this vid--positional strangulation--is very interesting and I would like to see more examples.
ARGH!!! WHAT WAS THE END????
by FM Elliott Liu
FM Liu concludes this month's Amazing Games series with a two part video reviewing one of Carl Schlecter's greatest achievements! At the early turn of the 20th century, few could grind down an opponent with the positional style displayed in this game, and few games since could be considered as beautiful as this win in the Stonewall Dutch. Take Elliot's advice and practice the critical position against the computer before watching part 2!
Beginner | Intermediate
Players: Schlechter, Carl
vs. John, Walter
Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Move Order (D31)
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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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