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In response to your line at 18:45, not 6..Kb5, but instead 6..Kd5. If 7.Rg5+ e5 and black mates shortly.
The defense for your suggestion is 3. Nxc3. The Knight cannot be taken (3..Qxc3) because of 4. Ne6+ following by 5. Qxc3. After 3. Nxc3 my chess engine says white is up by 18.08 and wins shortly thereafter.
At about 19:00, what happens if:
1. bxc4 Rb8+ 2. Ka1 Rb2, threatening mate on a2? Nxb2 is obviously losing and I see no defense...
Great lesson, as always.
I always enjoy watching your videos, your voice relaxes and makes me easier to remember what you say.
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Thankyou! It is very helpful! I will take your advices from now on!
The position that is shown ~5:30 - the chess board (chess board notations) is set opposite (a1=h8). Maybe it's nothing for you guys, but for a begginer like me - i seriously have to count the squares...
Interesting positions... almost like a tactics trainer!
@14:37 why not Bd3?
lol at beggining "Hello dear patz.. I mean chess friends"
I've seen most of these tactics
This is the first time i have ever seen this topic discussed. Great idea for a series!! fantastic! thanks
Interesting line JeffreyShi, but as far as I can see the black king is safe on b6 or b7 so it doesn't work.
Nice video again mr Kaidanov, you're really good in training our decision-making skills.
I love these videos focused on prophylactic thinking. More please!
at 18:45, can white go 1.Qxg8 Kxg8 2.Rxg5+ Kf8(2...Kh8 3.Rh1#) 3.Rxf4 Kf8 4.Rg8+ Kd7 5.Rd4+ Kc6 6.Rc4+ Kb5 7.Rg5+ e5 8.Rxe5+ with a perpetual?
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