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Yes, it is a good piece, but not necessary on c2 -it is passive there.
Thank you GM Bojkov. At 1:54 why does white permit her light square bishop to be exchanged? Why not move it to c2? | thought the light squared bishop was supposed to be a good thing for the white player?
Great video. :)
My head hurt following all the possibilities, but it's inspiring to see what's possible for better players.
Amazing lesson there thanks GM Bojkov! I'll certainly be watching out for this in my own games!!
Great video thanks.
That was also possible, yes.
at the end at the final trapping of the rook could'nt white just play f3 as well??it looks like a stronger move
I find this example of trapping the rook a little misleading, it happened to work in this game, but overall I think a player may be likely to play a bunch of weaking moves chasing a piece around only to find that it doesn't quite work in the end. Better to build a better position slowly.
I didn't learn anything from this. Nothing. Honestly, I don't know that good what this is about, and by what I think it is, which is trapping a rook, I don't think this example makes any sense. If you do another one, add writing to make more sense.
Great lesson on being patient!
I liked you comment elindauer, thanks! You canot always have model games though in the reality things are more complicated than a handful of repeated samples, sorry about that.
I didn't get much out of this. The tactics feel very specific to the situation, I didn't see a general theme to take away. I think you could have found a better example of "excluding a piece from the game" that would demonstrate the theme while also having a little more practical value.
Just my 2 cents. Still a huge GM bojkov fan.
Just letting you know: Great Job!
Black is piling the heavy pieces along the b file and takes back either the b4 or the b2 pawn (or maybe even both)
Around 5:30 I don't understand why white didn't just take the pawn on b5.
by GM Dejan Bojkov
Coach Dejan continues his new video series today, reviewing another interesting game from one of his best students! He offers general advice applicable in your battles, and he highlights a rather "awkward theme" of how to trap a Tower of Power - even in the middle of the board! His student achieves this feat in the game, but it wasn't easy! Download Dejan's PGN with analysis for more...
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Videnova, Iva
vs. Bezgodova, Maria
Ruy Lopez: Closed Variations, Kholmov Variation (C92)
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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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