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Especially interesting the one with Queen putting itself en prise on g7, and how you put it. We are not exchanging our Queen for a Rook, we are exchanging our pawn on f6 for a Rook.
Sometimes I wouldn´t even take a look at such an option for the risk of losing the Queen
Thank you Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov.
Great great lesson in strategy, chess is all about strategy!!
GM Dejan Bojkov, thank you for another great video! I enjoyed the samples you provided.
Excellent! I am enjoying all your videos. More! More! More!
Hi, Brandon, nothing makes me happier than comments like yours! I am happy that I managed to help somehow. Keep on winning!
Hi Dejan,thanks for the video, I learn a lot from your videos.. I was excited that I was able to use the principles of this video in a game I played today! I will post it here!
Excellent video..instructive and entertaining.
Fantastic - thank you!
I am going through the video slowly evaluating strengths and weaknesses in initial position then trying to figure out each move by myself and figuring out my weakness in thinking and working hard to improve it.Just at the 6 minute stage after half an hour.Simply great choice of positons and explanations!!
I've never seen the queen with pawn trapping the rook before like that. N1ce tactic. Another arrow for my quiver.
nice end game info, thx dude
I like the rook traps- good vid
stange positions.. me likey :)
very good indeed. Who said the 'Rooks are boring!?'
good video on some nice zugzwang positions.
Take care of your rooks, give them plenty of room, and they'll be fine.
by GM Dejan Bojkov
GM Dejan Bojkov continues with his excellent coverage of the "power" of the chess men: how the pieces move; their strengths and limitations; as well as their "hidden" features. Have you ever seen a king use Triangulation to place a ROOK in Zugzwang? Well, you have now! Enjoy these instructive and entertaining examples...
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GM Dejan Bojkov
Dejan Bojkov is a Grandmaster, originally from Bulgaria. As a youngster, Dejan was the winner of numerous Youth Championships -- including Boys Under 14 and Boys Under 18 Bulgarian Champion. This translated to success on the international stage, with his most recent victory coming at the Sydney International Open in Australia (2010). As a trainer his work has known little failure, and some of his students include Antoaneta Stefanova-former World Womens Champion.
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