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i cant wait till iam a GM
Thanks for another great video - but what happened to Part 5?
I'm looking forward to your next series on another Super-GM, Akiba Rubinstein!
NNNNNNIIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEE :) i love it, very educational and seems very helpful. Exelent presentaion :) and good luck on further games.
Next series will be on Rubinstein, and I am sure you will love his play!
Another great lecture to add to the series on 1 of my personal favourite top 3 players ever!
At 17:53 the position shown, within 10 seconds I was looking at Rh8! as a possible strong prophylactic move and I was absolutely astonished when 25 seconds later it was actually played!!
This shows that my own positional and prophylactic understanding is getting better, and for that I thank you Dejan for delievering such good lectures as it is now obvious to me that they are a great benefit to my growth as a chess player! I'm definately looking forward to your next series
can't wait for the next series!
The mystery rook move... How many ridicules Nimtzowitsch had to take for this (and not only) idea. But now we admire him. True, none is profit in his own country
that's what I'm missing in my playing--prophylactic move. thanks GM Bojkov. Great lecture
On the front page for the video, it says it has been released on January the 29th. That seems to be a bug.
thanks, very good
[Event "St Petersburg prel"]
[Site "St.Petersburg prel ;HCL 04"]
[White "Blackburne, Joseph"]
[Black "Nimzowitsch, Aron"]
1.e3 d6 2.f4 e5 3.fxe5 dxe5 4.Nc3 Bd6 5.e4 Be6 6.Nf3 f6 7.d3 Ne7 8.Be3 c5 9.Qd2 Nbc6 10.Be2 Nd4 11.O-O O-O 12.Nd1 Nec6 13.c3 Nxe2+ 14.Qxe2 Re8 15.Nh4 Bf8 16.Nf5 Kh8 17.g4 Qd7 18.Nf2 a5 19.a3 b5 20.Rad1 Rab8 21.Rd2 b4 22.axb4 axb4 23.c4 Ra8 24.Qf3 Ra2 25.g5 g6 26.Ng4 gxf5 27.Nxf6 Nd4 28.Qf2 Qc6 29.Nxe8 Qxe8 30.Bxd4 exd4 31.exf5 Bd7 32.Re1 Qf7 33.Qh4 Ra8 34.Rf2 Bc6 35.Qg4 Re8 36.Rxe8 Qxe8 37.Re2 Qd7 38.Re6 Ba8 39.g6 hxg6 40.Rxg6 Qh7 41.Qg3 Qh5 42.Rg4 1-0
Thanks for the video!
Awesome series. The explanations were clear and the format and delivery very approachable.
Please be relevant, helpful & nice!
by GM Dejan Bojkov
GM Dejan Bojkov brings his installment on Aron Nimzowitsch in our Greatest Chess Minds series to a close today. The topic? One of Nimzo's final contributions to "modern chess understanding": The Mysterious Rook Move! It is known that the late Nimzowitsch was a pioneer of "prophylactic thinking" and his play with the Towers of Power was no exception!
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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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