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  • 2 years ago


    Thanks GM Kaidanov  for a very instructive lesson! I tend to get overly mechanical (in all phases of the game) and a few of the things this lesson taught me was to not always contest open files automatically and not always play moves like Bxb6 automatically which would have given Black doubled b-pawns but opened up the a-file for his QR.

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks for a fantastic video.

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  • 3 years ago


    great lesson, learned a lot

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks for the lesson

  • 3 years ago


    I see where the "boa constrictor" term comes in to describe positional players now :D Thanks!

  • 3 years ago


    THIS is good! Very objective and fun.


  • 3 years ago


    Great illustration of the point - Going to the end-game does not mean trading pieces at first available opportunity, but trade iff the trade is good or not bad. Profound !

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks a lot for this lesson GM Gregory! Smile

  • 3 years ago

    FM spjacobi

    @ FM Gauranga


    If 1...Bf8 2.Ra8+ Kb7 (2...Kd7 Rd1+ followed by rook exchanges and capturing the e-pawn with the knight) 3.Rd8 Rd8 4.Ne5 wins the pawn.

  • 3 years ago


    thank you, learning patience is a fine skill.

  • 3 years ago


    anyone know what game more specifically this was from?

  • 3 years ago


    Very instructive...Well done Gm Kaidanov!

  • 3 years ago


    very well explained, good tips, please give us some more!

  • 3 years ago

    NM gbidari

    One of my favorite teachers making the endgame fun and educational. Great job!

  • 3 years ago


    Great endgame with excellent presentation! Thank you

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks for the great video! Very instructive.

  • 3 years ago


    VERY well done. Might be the first end game video I've actually enjoyed! Good job, and thanks.

  • 3 years ago


    @Thomas : doesn't it still lose a pawn to the tactic mentioned on the previous move (ie. Ra8+, Rxd8 and Nxe5) ?

  • 3 years ago

    FM gauranga

    Very nice endgame. I am wondering though if Black could not have put up better resistance with ...Bf8 after White played Ra7. The move played in the game ...Bf6 clearly buried that bishop for good. If that bishop comes to c5, Black might have a chance to defend that endgame.

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