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  • 9 months ago

    healthybrick

    In the third game why not ...Kh6?

  • 13 months ago

    systematis

    Tactics literally means ways of touching. In chess, it translates to the ways of attacking your opponents pieces, because the word attack (a-tack) literally means to touch repeatedly or continuously.

    A fork, attacking two or more pieces simultaneously, is one way of attacking, one tactic.

    A skewer, attacking a piece which is on the same line as a less valuable piece, is another way of attacking, another tactic.

  • 14 months ago

    Kyurem88

    Coolcool video

  • 19 months ago

    kauboy

    yes it succeeds. there's no one to attack the queen on g4?

  • 23 months ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Immense!! Cool

  • 23 months ago

    NM Bab3s

    1. Bxh7+ Kxh7 2. Ng5+ Kg6 (2...Kg8 3. Qh5 Rd8 4. Qxf7+ Kh8 5. Qh5+ Kg8 6. Qh7+ Kf8 7. Qh8+ Ke7 8. Qxg7#) (2...Kh6 3. Nxe6+ +-) 3. Qg4 f6 (3...f5 4. Qh4 transposes) (3...Ne3 4. Bxe3 Bxe3 5. Nxe6+ +-) (3...Nf6 4. exf6 Kxf6 5. Ne4+ +-) 4. Qe4+ f5 5. Qh4 (threatening Qh7#) f4 6. Qh7+ Kxg5 7. h4+ Kg4 8. Qg6+ Kxh4 9. g3+ fxg3 (9...Kh3 10. Qh5#) 10. Qxg3+ Kh5 11. Qg5#

    You have to highlight the blank space above to see my answer to the puzzle at the end of the video. I think I got everything. This specific pattern works thanks to the e5 pawn, which divides the board in two, and to Black's undeveloped queenside, which keeps 5...Rh8 from working.

  • 23 months ago

    receipt1

    Great advice....try to identify and understand the details!

  • 23 months ago

    flatseven

    Excellent.  Question: How do I go about setting up my own studies in this way?  That is, how can I find a number of games with similar endings?

    Thanks.

  • 23 months ago

    DrFrank124c

    Great video. I have used this specific combination many times, sometimes I won, sometimes I lost. Now I understand how to judge in advance whether or not the sacrifice will succeed. And I can extrapolate this idea to other "speculative" sacrifices as well.  

  • 23 months ago

    jdm

    I enjoyed it very much.  I could never feel the nuances of the slightly different positions.  For me, a piece sacrifice always seems to get me beat, except if I can see checkmate in a couple of moves.  I find that the "feel" I thought I had for the position was just a toilet urge.  Wink

  • 23 months ago

    nicschne

    perhaps the first 6 minutes spent talking is a bit much

  • 23 months ago

    Wzntz

    I enjoyed your explanations and the video.

  • 23 months ago

    aubz

    thanks Gregory, another brilliant video. not only highly instructive but highly entertaining too.

  • 23 months ago

    domick

    another helpful tactics on blitz game

  • 23 months ago

    biriboy

    very helpful

  • 23 months ago

    BYaniw

    @JonnyTurgi- Horrible spelling of specifically.

  • 23 months ago

    JonnyTurgi

    Wow very instructive indeed pattern recognition is an important fctor in chess but i think what makes a exeptionnal player is when he recognize the pattern but he is able to EVALUATE and JUDGE the resulting position specifictly with the position on the board by visualizing it carefully before going there. In that field a player who paved the way is Alexander Alekhine he was very strong positionnaly but tacticaly he would makes lets say a three moces combo and visualize the resulting position with clockwork precision and more important evaluate and judge it acurately. I think that in life and in chess judgement is what makes people smart and computing abilities are of course important but even caluating 12 moves ahead is useless if we cannot judge the result at the end. Thanks Gregory!

  • 23 months ago

    DonLawson

    Enjoyed the insights!Laughing

  • 23 months ago

    gnuandspeedo

    I liked this presentation about pattern recognition at various levels.

  • 23 months ago

    chessmaster19898

    Great Vedio GM Kaidanov.Smile

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