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at 12:53 after blacks rook takes the f3 pawn, white does not have the resource qe5 because of rook f1+!!. so black would have been winning after qh4!
Thanks for these lines, taglit, indeed you have spotted nice tactics with the move Nxd4. After that things are not clear at all, in fact it seems as Black is better- 19...Nxd4 20.cxd4 Qd5 21.Qh3 fxg5,
thanks again for analyzing the position in depth!
Nice game and analysis. Appreciate your explanations. Anyway at 6:10 after R:e6, black doesn't have to take the bishop on g5, he can play N:d4! followed by Qd5 with a rook, bishop and mate on g2 hanging for white.. the situation is quite unclear. And at 14:57 the Kg7 defence is not analysed for black, probably white has more than a compensation for an exchange, but black is not mated.
Thanks, Michael for your answer to elindauer's question,
white has g3 elindauer after Qe5+ and there's no perpetual check
Thanks, a very entertaining lesson
at 17:50, you give e8Q Qe8 Qb7 winning the bishop as good for white, but doesn't black have Qe1+ with a perpetual at the end of this? As in, Qe1 Kh2 Qe5 Kh3 Qf5 draw... This seems like a critical position for white to show an advantage.
Thanks for the entertaining video.
Thank you for sharing the interesting game and for the instructive analysis! That was a really nice example of both a kingside attack and keeping the initiative.
Excellent video once again. Very instructive, and in-depth analysis. Thank you sir. Best Regards, EddieB ... P.S. love how you showed another opposite colored bishop attack to reinforce the previous lectures.
Thank you sir
by GM Dejan Bojkov
Part 4 of the series highlighting the mastery of GM Bent Larsen. The Danish great starts out with a bluff in the opening - a pawn sac which wasn't accepted. He then achieves the better end of an opposite-colored bishop middlegame, punctuated by the rook sac Rb5! which cannot be accepted. Larsen geometrically forms multiple mates on the dark squares, and even throws in a possible underpromotion to finish things off.
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Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense, Pillsbury Variation (D41)
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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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