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Very instructive, and out of all the videos I have seen in a long time, Anand's ...Bc4! move following the exchange of the LSB's was literally one I was failing to understand the logic behind it until you explained it. I would never have found that move, or played it, neat stuff
great as usual
One of the most instructional chess videos I have seen in a long time. Thank you!
Absolutely fantastic instruction!
Thank you GM Kaidanov ... really felt like I learned a thing or two from your last couple of videos ... well thought out and explained ... in your last example I did indeed see blacks idea of opening the H-file and also Bc4 with the idea of if bxb pxb black has in reserve d5 hitting the weak a3 pawn with his bishop but did not notice kd7 ke6 idea and hitting the weak e4 and g4 pawns ... that was indeed deep deep stuff ... thank you once again sir.
I agree with Rlopez6565
and what about qb8 why not gm gregory when you said black loses
gr8 lesson coach.
Brilliant lesson as usual
Bravo! Outstanding. I look forward to viewing next video.
Just wondering, if B*Bf3 instead of g*Bf3, doesn't white still have a clear advantage on the queenside? Say,
Very instructive training and examples GM Kaidanov. I enjoyed all the games and teaching points you made. That final example seeing how the "ugly exchange" resulted in advanced connected passed pawns in the center (that ultimately proved decisive) is a great way to drive the point home. Thanks for another great lesson.
by GM Gregory Kaidanov
GM Kaidanov has many useful maxims to help bridge the gap from amateur to master. One of them is to focus more on piece activity than pawn structure, especially in the middlegame. Here he presents a trio of unusual captures, whereupon the creative player intentionally ruins his pawn structure for positional reasons. The final example is from the world champion himself, and the calculation is deeper than most of us mortals can fathom!
Intermediate | Advanced
King's Indian Defense: Averbakh Variation (E73)
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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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