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Thank you Grandmaster.
ps the last post was for killaroh.. the video was great thx
well actually i might be too tired to work it out.you might have a point... who knows... well its not important anyway.. thats not even the topic, you watch a video and analyse the most unimportant part of the video???????
ps interesting video
kallatroh you must be joking... dont tell me you got nm without knowing why e6 instead of queen takes a7...
At 15:14 why not Qxa7 instead of e6?
At 19:35 I was wondering about 1...Rxd5. If you take with the pawn it can be blocked and if 2.Qxd5 e4 3.Bxe4 Qxc3
excellent video...very instructive.
My Notes from Video: GM Dejan Bojkov lessons on the preferred R+B vs the inferior R+N Game 1 - Demonstates how the B+R can easily switch from one flank to the other, creating weaknesses and winning vs the inferior R+N. I like how black:
I like how white:
Game 2 - When there's an imbalance in the position and it's not symetrical, the R+B couple is extremely effective vs R+B couple. I like how White:
Game 3 - B+R couple can also be effective in the middle game, especially in unbalanced positions with centalized pieces. I like how White
I like how Black
Game 4 - Demostrates how the N needs strongholds if it wants to fight against the B. I like how White:
I like how Black:
Game 5 - An example of an opening that acheives the prefered R+B vs the inferior R+N.
Great lecture! I felt it helped me deepen my understanding of this topic considerably!
loved, I'd say that the names of the players,
Marshall-Lasker, Morozevich-Gelfand, Gligoric-Portisch, Botvinnik-Chekhover, Anand-Kramnik
all are worth having heard of, one comes across them frequently when training and studying important chessgames.
Great video I especially like the length of it. If I may but next time can you do a video lecture on how a nite has any chance to compete with a bishop just in case im ever in that position.
If you can, thanks that would be awesome :D
Yes, a very nice video
I also liked your pace and I am sure your next video will be even better. I'm looking forward to watching another one made by you in any case.
And thank you all for the support and positive comments.
@Mammalman You can have a look at the game Stefanova-Mrktchian from the Jermuk Grand Prix this year. The situation was similar as in the game Marshal-Lasker, but with an active rook for the side with the knight, and pawn weaknesses in Ety's camp.
Thank you, Dejan, for a great video. Your calm, confident and assuring voice and controlled pace and use of visuals really helped me to best understand your teaching and learn a lot from it. Sometimes, video instructors, do not realize that they are going too fast for many of us to follow and learn as much as possible of what is being taught. Also, using both modes of instruction, auditory and visual, as you do, plus visuals, greatly increase, I believe, the extent of learning of all of us. Being a good teacher, as I believe you are, and being a great player of chess at the same time -- is a great combination and gift.
really appreciate that there were so many examples. one other request...could you find ONE counter-example, where a well placed knight with a rook beat an inferior bishop with a rook? surely the bishop+rook aren't better 100% of the time...
Good examples. Especially liked Lasker's play in the first game. Thank you, Dejan.
Nice, very instructive. Many thanks.
This was an excellant lecture. Invaluable information coupled with several examples to drill all the points home. Thank you GM Bojkov
by GM Dejan Bojkov
Grandmaster Bojkov follows up his debut video about piece activity with an extremely instructive lecture on "piece couples" in chess. Mainly, the evaluation of Rook and Bishop vs. Rook and Knight comes under close examination, and Dejan's lesson points are nothing short of enlightening. Be prepared to take your knowledge of this "slight material imbalance" to a remarkably higher level...
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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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