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It is "encouraging" for me to know that even GM's blunder once in awhile. Thank you Mr. Finegold. I truly appreciate the work you do in producing these videos.
blundering is a thing i need rto work on Nice Vid
@ericlu2010 White is only slightly worse after Nd5, as I play Qxb4. I did not see Nb5!! which prevents Qxb4!.
8:32 what about nd5?
Very instructive. In the first game the g3 move makes one see only the obvious fianchettoing of the bishop. In the second, Nb5 is not a common way of moving the knight to deliver discovered check. 2 more patterns to add to our list to remember.
80% of my losses are filled with tactical blunders
thx 4 the vid ben
I'm really loving these weekly videos! Keep them coming. :)
Great Video! Make more videos! They help me! Thanks, Eeswarking
Sorry guys. I have made so many videos, sometimes things come up more than once! Of course, this was my quickest blunder/loss ever, and it is also funny in a Chigorin context.
I think I will make another Chigorin video with 3.Nc3, since many have asked.
Losing in 10 moves or quickly (less than 2 hours) is better in a sense that you didn't use all your energy for hours, and still lose. If you have more games to play later on in an event, you may be more rested.
Blundering is a strong point for me. Nice video!
blundering can be stressful and annoying. Great video!
I absolutely Love this video
You showed us the Chigorin game already! :) The masses demand an additional game! :)
Great video as always - thank you!
Fun video, thanks.
great as always!!!
Ben, I love your clear way of explanation. Liked the games too ...good sense of humor, and a virtuous positive attitude!
That Be2 move is in Tactics Trainer!
I'm not sure if losing in 10 moves is better than losing in four hours. Atleast you can say that you tried your very best to win the game, or that your opponent outplayed you in all phases of the game. You learn almost nothing from the game if you lose in less than 20 moves, because you end up losing with a blunder you probably shouldn't make.
thank you Mr Finegold
by GM Ben Finegold
Blunders are not like fine wine - they don't get better with age. But don't tell GM Finegold that! He eagerly shows off two games in which he was quickly dispatched due to early oversights. See if you can spot the blunders before Ben tells you. He saves face in game three, where he plays a Falafel? Perhaps it's more accurate to say he eats the Falafel (Ben is a vegetarian after all). Mmmm, tastes like checkmate.
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GM Ben Finegold
A true "Chess Professional", Grandmaster Ben Finegold has been competing on the highest levels of chess for nearly 25 years. As a player Ben has won numerous major open events, including the 1994 and 2007 U.S. Opens, the 2002 World Open, and the 2005 and 2008 National Open Championships in Las Vegas. He has competed in 8 U.S. Closed Championships and was the first "GM in Residence" at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. His laid back, humorous teaching style is his trademark and he is excited to join the Chess.com Video Author Team!
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