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that guy was a master you played? really he sucked he didn't develop his pieces and got way over extended and his position popped li ke a balloon full of air ... you hammered that guy ... it was great! he was basically playing with only his queen and one minor piece ... and seemed to be fixated on trapping your bishop like a school kid. you schooled him big time!
The buffer is getting lost, the video is struck often... Couldn't enjoy the lecture
Nice recovery. I can only imagine how horrible your opponent must have felt after the game. Excellent analysis. Thx.
i just watched this and im glad that he did not keep saying 'again' before nearly every sentence: anyway I actually really like this guys ability he has an unusual mind and I feel that he is one of those players who have a lot of secrets about chess that you could find by studying him. What I mean is that he knows chess and if he could present as well as some of the other guys like roman and daniel and melik on this site then he would be something really special.
Thanks josh you do inspire me & the negative things that I say are designed in the hope that you read our comments and use them to adapt and evolve. You are a cool guy x.
my one weakness in my gaming skillz is that i lack inititive when playing people my ranking, which is really sad, because when i verse people rated 1700-1800 i only lose extremly closly or i sometimes win.
mby its the yearly exams thats doing this 2 me
good vid tho :)
His opponent advanced to quickly. ignoring development is the lesson here.
Fantastic job of grabbing the initiative Josh! The concept of the downward spiral
after the loss of a "superior" position is an interesting one.
Really good lecture, wish I could get the initiative once in a while
by GM Josh Friedel
GM Friedel takes an example from his own recent tournament practice to illustrate the role of the initiative when in a bad position. An indifferent opening prompts his opponent to try to finish off him at the very beginning. However, Josh finds a hidden way to grab the initiative, muddling the issue, and giving chances to save the game or win...
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GM Josh Friedel
Josh grew up in New Hampshire under the tutelage of NM Hal Terrie. He never improved very fast, but he never stopped either. At this date, Josh has passed 2500 fide and earned the GM title. In 2008, Josh had several strong results in top US events: shared fourth in the US Champs (last GM norm), shared fourth in the Chicago Open, shared first in the National Open, and second in the Continental Championship.
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