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  • 4 months ago


    Thanks, Ben, it's very flexible!

  • 11 months ago


     i like it

  • 18 months ago


    Excellent demonstration, thanks

  • 18 months ago


    What a great insight thanks

  • 18 months ago


    As usual, a fantastic video, GM Finegold.

  • 18 months ago


    @teashare, Almost any video on chess.com is better than Yermolinsky's videos.

    Do you have a problem if I like this video much better than that?

  • 18 months ago


    Nice video Finegold, the Bxf7 sac was really interesting in the second game. I couldn't believe he played Rf6 though, giving you Qxg7. That position just screamed Bf6 to me

  • 18 months ago


    Thank you! Ever since I bought a book on the QGD from the black side, I've been wondering about how to meet the Anti-Tartakower. This is a nice little recipe. (The book is Cox's _Declining_the_Queen's_Gambit_.)

    Also, the book mentions that Vaganian is well-known for winning some fine attacking games from the black side of the QGD. Interesting to see that his excellent preparation extends to the white side as well.

    Great games, great video. Again, thank you!

  • 18 months ago


    I love Ben, I love Yermo. I agree with teashare.

    We all have our likes & dislikes, but IMO you shouldn't post negative unless you can back it up with something concrete. Smoky seems to dislike Yermo (I have no problem with that), but his reasons are vague.

    If Yermo's not to your taste don't whine, just don't watch.

  • 18 months ago


    Thanks Ben, great video. look forward to playing this line.

  • 18 months ago


    I loved it.  Great video, thanks Ben!

  • 18 months ago


    @teashare Agreed!

  • 18 months ago


    Smoky doesn't stop attacking Mr. Yermolinsky. Ben Finegold's video is a story of two twenty-move games, one of them amounting to a trap and the other an outright swindle, which a computer says the other side should have won.

    Alex Yermolinsky, on the other hand, describes how the greatest player in the world recovered from a misstep in the opening and executed a much subtler swindle -- and he SHOWS how the opponent could have won, which Smoky calls an unnecessary digression!

    Both videos are excellent, both are wonderful to have on chess.com, but Smoky wants chess to be a lot simpler than it usually is.

  • 18 months ago


    i like this video a lot

  • 18 months ago


    Nice vid. Definately to go into my repertoire

  • 18 months ago


    great video , i always get into those positions with my kings indian and i am completely puzzeled for moves , oftenly i just dont go into the kings indian queens gambit de4clined , if i am playing advanced players but now i can be bold and just go for it , thanks.

  • 18 months ago


    Very imformative - great!

  • 18 months ago


    Yeah, Smokydarkv1, not a little better, MUCH, MUCH better!

  • 18 months ago


    Great video!

  • 18 months ago


    a great video with some good lessons can anyone else notice the quality between this video and the last chess.com video with GM yermonlinsky.This is the quality of lessons i subscribe for keep them coming finegold it was funny hearing you say tartakower every couple of seconds at the start of the video. The lessons was straight to the point didnt get off topic the lines you mentioned where clear and quick to explain i really enjoyed this

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