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In the analysis given after 8. c5 (instead of 8. dxc5) g5 9. Qe2 Qe6 why not now 10. Bxc6 Qxc6 (10. bxc6 looks really poor giving White all sorts of attack after Qa6) 11. e6? Blacks position looks really cramped to me.
At 13:04 white has a small back rank issue after 1.Qxe8+ Rd8 (so Qxe7 Rd1#) therefore after Qc6+ white saves the queen with a tempo and makes luft for the king and is up a queen versus rook and bishop, which should be winning, especially with the outside passed a pawn.
only 5 min...watching video....need diamond to see all
I am able to get the .pgn file, but I don't understand the notes.
I am happy you liked what you saw, the game was really revealing
Nimzowitsch: Overprotect critical squares, figure out opponents targets, then "overprotect them" close the pawn structure. Then when you shut them down, start your attack.
You just distilled the method of an incomprehensible chess genius into something an intermediate player can use every day. Awesome!
This is a very nice video, I mean a lot of us players get in to defenseve positions and do not know how to deal with it. I got a lot out of this, thank you Grand Master Bojkov.
i really appreciate your taking the time to explain this game, i learned a lot from your commentary.
Very beautiful game - the queenside castling and kingside attack was great! Thanks for the explanations of the lines
This is one of my most favourite games of Nimzowitsch
Nice video, thanks.
Thanks for the video.
Very nice and definitely instructive
thanks for the video
Tried 2 download PGN got error message in Winboard "Illegal move 19...Nc5."
Great vid. :)
by GM Dejan Bojkov
Today GM Bojkov highlights another great contribution Nimzowitsch made to the chess community: Developing the theories of the blockade and over-protection as important themes in prophylactic thinking. Here Nimzo employs his own opening (1...Nc6 against 1.e4) and proceeds a deep plan surrounding the d5-square and blockading the bad dark-squared white Bishop.
Nimzowitsch Defense (B00)
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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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