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Dear GM Kaidanov, Thank you so much for these excellent videos! I have been so bored with the main lines in this opening. Thank you for showing us that there is room for creativity in these 'ancient' positions.
I got the Bg4 varaition as white before I studied this video. Did not find
Nxf7 over the board and played f3 and got difficult position with black having 2 bishops. Black should have won but could not find key sacrifice in time trouble. Nxf7 is definately the way to go.
I don't even play 1.e4 but wanted to watch this because your lessons are awesome! Great explanations of those lines and refutations, I always look forward to your next installment for chess.com
GM Kiadanov, can we get a link to download the PGN file of the games like you made available in the last video?
Kudosive @ 7:17 if black takes the pawn on e5 with the knight, then white plays Qe4+ picking up the knight. Hope this helps!
Video is not working... Should have a message up re: the outage. What is the QA process?
@ kudosive: If the white queen takes on f7 at 11:15 as you suggest, I believe black would reply with Nf6. This defends the mate threats on d7 and e8, traps the queen in blacks territory, and black is suddenly threatening mate himself. I haven't really analysed it, but it seems that Nf6 would have to be the move black plays to refute your plan.
some one please respond because i honestly dont see anything wrong with my move
if queen would have took on f7 then to d7 he would of won checkmate..?
11:15 queen takes f7 pawn attaking both the knight as well as pawn on c7 then black goes bishop to a6 attaking whites bishop as well as forking it with the rook but if white ignores the threat cant white checkmate the black king if he moves queen to d7????? based on the layout you provided to me that would make the most since
Why cant knight take pawn on e5 forking the queen and protecting the bishop as well? 7:17?? if queen takes the rook black will be introuble because of the bishop and knight combo
Not getting videos; just the commentary.
Why are none of the videos playing??? all I see are comments. Thx.
You are right GM Kaidanov.... lots of people watch your videos... because they are very good. This one is no exception.
'Fried Liver' is fun and exciting chess !
by GM Gregory Kaidanov
To provide further details on why GM Kaidanov believe's there is more to the Two Knights and Fried Liver than previously thought, he reviews the tricky Traxler Variation, the complex 5...Nd4 lines, and the surprisingly playable 5...Bg4 - invented by one of Gregory's hometown friends. The verdict? Open to some interpretation of course, but certainly worth some home work!
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GM Gregory Kaidanov
Considered one of "the" premier chess trainers in America for more than ten years, Chess.com is very proud to add Grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov to its list of prestigious Video Authors. Arguably one of the strongest GMs never to have won the US Championship, GM Kaidanov's list of accomplishments does however include first place finishes in many other major events, including first place at both the World Open and US Open in 1992. A certified FIDE Senior Trainer, his reputation as a chess coach precedes him internationally. Gregory currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife Valeria and their three children.
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