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This video is superb! The study itself is magnificent, but all credits to GM Kaidanov who really made a spectacular presentation of it.
the strange thing is, its possible to watch this more than once and still enjoy it, even when you know whats coming.
This study beautifully shows how surprising and amazing chess can be! And wonderfully told by GM Kaidanov. Very thought provoking. Thank you, GM Kaidanov and Chess.com!
this is the best video i have ever saw! Thanks! -Derrick
Thank you very much!
This is now my FAVORITE STUDY EVER!
i really enjoy this
This is unique and refreshing video.
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sorry my question regarding beuty and entertainment lesson 4. very nice and exiting studio.whith a lot of phatos.but if the position is winning after the cover of the queen in f6....is winning the same whithout the bishop sacrifice....so the rook sacrifice should be done at the first move...the white mantein the bishop for a more sure final.can change the queen and make a new queen...so 2 knight 1 bishop and one pawn against 1 queen and1 bishop and one pawn near to be promote...seems to me more easy tocontrol the game..........there is something illogical inthe bishop sacrifice.maybe i am wrong .some body can answer to me?
Oh nevermind lol Bf7++ this is really beautiful
Naw greg what about Nb7 on 10:36 white loses
wow beauty and entrtainment, simply amazing, the best non instructive video i have seen
when composing one of these brilliant studys you really have to be confidant that you have everything covered or you could end up looking pretty silly lol.
After 10 Bb5, Houdini finds a way to prolong the mate for another move, but White gets the satisfaction of capturing another one of those "annoying" knights.
very nice.....but why not the castle sacrifice at the first move?sorry anyway nice koan
Very interesting and what a great story that follows this study.
Awesome video. In my opinion, though, the bishop still isn't overall better than the knight. The bishop is known to be more useful in open games and this study proves it having a single bishop checkmate a king against 4 knights. But had this been a closed game, the bishop's movement would've been a lot more restricted which gives the knight the advantage. Of course, that is only my respectful opinion and I am nowhere near the level of a grandmaster.
The best video i ever saw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by GM Gregory Kaidanov
Was this a position sent from above? According to one of the original tales about this extravagant, amazing, and thrilling chess puzzle, told by the late GM Eduard Gufeld, it might have been! Grandmaster Kaidanov has his own amazing story to tell about this position, and you may never look at a chess board the same again after today's video...
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GM Gregory Kaidanov
Considered one of "the" premier chess trainers in America for more than ten years, Chess.com is very proud to add Grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov to its list of prestigious Video Authors. Arguably one of the strongest GMs never to have won the US Championship, GM Kaidanov's list of accomplishments does however include first place finishes in many other major events, including first place at both the World Open and US Open in 1992. A certified FIDE Senior Trainer, his reputation as a chess coach precedes him internationally. Gregory currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife Valeria and their three children.
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