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Mark, this video reflects great credit upon yourself and chess.com. Thank you for the tactical insights. Viewers who speak english as a second language may have some difficulty with your vocabulary, but you should take that as a compliment :) I think that so long as the viewer has at least a cursory understanding of english they will gain much from this. Thanks again!
Great lecture on aggresive play. I play white vs benko and the Nh7 move is a novel tactic if d6 not played. Thanks for the insight.
nice to hear his thinkin on the games as they unfold, he speaks clearly too. can recommend.
zezpwn44, i had the same thought. but if black retreats the knight, white's knight has already captured one pawn and goes on to take the rook on f8, winning an exchange as well and probably the game
nice lines, food for thought!
Interesting lecture. I was wondering--what's the difference between the Pirc Defence and the King's Indian Defence?
mid way thru he takes with a rook instead of a knight and there is a combination that would have ended with mate. Qe1# I might be wrong but it looks easy. you tell me. Rxd5-Bxd5, Kxd5-Qxe5, Kxe7-Qe1#. 20:45 min into the video
Why wouldn't black simply retreat the knight after the Nxh2? Isn't the white knight trapped?
Good job Mark
Very professionally done. Good info. I look forward to more.
Very Well Done!!!
a6 in the second game was very very interesting, also the Ne4/Qb7 combo, very tricky!. Hope I can start finding moves like these in my games. Really enjoyed the lecture, thanks.
Excellent advise: Under time pressure, placing your pieces around your opponent's king greatly increases your winning chances. Thanks, I'll have to remember this.
Thanks, good games!
wow good techniquesbut unfinished
Good lecture , thanks
by IM Mark Ginsburg
International Master Mark Ginsburg kicks off a new series on the subject of dealing with pressure packed situations in practical games. He talks about two games where his opponents "threw down the gauntlet" at an early stage, forcing play down complex lines. Showing concrete calculation, and with a little help from the former Soviet Union, Mark is able to deal with these moments in stride! He presents several very instructional moments and practical advice for our members to take home.
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IM Mark Ginsburg
Mark learned chess at age 6 but only at age 13 was he informed that tournaments existed! He received the International Master title at age 22 and had a peak USCF rating of 2578 in 1993. Mark has twice been the Manhattan Chess Club Champion, and has also played quite a bit overseas in Belgium, Holland, England, and Switzerland. Mark has a PhD in Information Systems from NYU. Mark currently resides in Tucson, AZ and has been Co-State Champion of Arizona twice. Chess is a difficult proposition to teach because it combines logic and imagination, but Mark believes that if logic is applied then imaginative ideas work better. This belief comes through in his teaching style and practices...
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