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Yeah, Itzhak, we have mentioned this in the comments before :) Thanks for notifying me anyways! How's your music, are you making those great concerts still?
Great to meet you again on this website. I loved the style of your presentation (although as a non-premium member only the first few minutes are viewable)
A little comment on the analysis itself - in the variation you were analyzing, after 7. e5 de 8. Nxe5 Nxe5 9. Rxe5 Qd4 where 10. Qe2 doesn't work because of 10...Bg4 - I thought that 10. Bb5+ was a saving resource...
(addition - 9 days later)
Sure :-] they are viewable at www.youtube.com/user/solskytz as I upload them.
Will be checking out more of your videos (do you also have a YouTube channel?)
After white's Ke3, Rc3+ followed by Ra3 wins very efficiently: we get either a hopeless pawn ending or two connected passers in a rook ending.
This was a great video, I agree with FutureNinja that your students will go very far with you as their coach! I liked the analysis during the game and until the "major piece endgame" it wasn't unlike some of my own games I have played. Nice to see an intermediate level game being shown it was for me very instructive and helpful for my own Sicilian lines.
I very much look forward to your series. Thank you!
Instructive, and also impressive how well these kids play.
@BogatyrSvyatogor- Yes, you are right, I missed Bb5+!
@Strand1 You are not missing anything, my friend. It is just a good square for the knight- Black retreats, White gets the space and intends to put pressure on the opponent's position with Bc1-g5.
BogatyrSvyatogor, then after 11... Qxd5 12. Rxe7 and White seems to be fine.
@ cabrego- if you continue to carefully watch the video you will find the explanation on 4.46. This is the intermediate move d4-d5 for White.
Looking foward to the series.
at 3:46 I played 1. Nxe4 Rxe4 2. d5 Bxd5 3. Qxd5 Nf3
What is best move? Yours I assume, what is the problem with what I found?
OOOOh i kept watching lol
very good - demonstrates fundamentals well. I like how you don't criticize the opening selection understanding that they are juniors and it's much more important to learn how to play chess rather than opening theory
quite nice!! but this type of opening is very rare. so the beginners must
avoid playing this opening. but very good for intermediates.
love this game , hase been pracice many times
GM Dejan, at 6minutes 44 seconds you show a line where white plays Nd5. Why is white playing this? Is white simply occupying an outpost or is there some threat/ plan I am missing? Thanks!
With you as a coach, I think your students will go very far :) A nice game with very instructive commentary. Looking forward to the other two games.
Thanks for showing this video.
Great video. Very nice win for Ashritha, and I'm sure she won't be dedicating a rook to pawnsitting again any time soon. :)
by GM Dejan Bojkov
With his new video series, GM Bojkov intends to provide useful insights into the world of amateur chess by reviewing the games of his own private students. He will also teach the members of Chess.com what he teaches his students -- highlighting their triumphs and failures along the way. Here we learn many critical ideas in the Alapin Sicilian structure (d5 break) and then some interesting "Major Piece Ending" technique. Enjoy!
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Papanek, Ella
vs. Eswaran, Ashritha
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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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