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Very interesting video... I guess we beginners and intermediates (I´m ELO 1750) have tons of trouble with the Knights unpredictable routes, but as you showed, it´s all in the geometry and understanding which are the escape squares they have...
I guess that´s also a reason why GM love their bishops more than the Knights, and I cannot usually convert the "Pair of the bishops" into a decisive advantage
Thank you Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov.
i was not expecting for the jumpy horse to be able to be trapped easily.
Thanks, kitodd :))) Mahalo, Hawaii sounds so wonderful
Mahalo means "thank you" in the Hawaiian language.
What is mahalo? :)))
excellent stuff! very clean and well explained...
The rooks are coming soon :)))
Mahalo, again for a very helpful and revealing video on the Knight. I was simply unaware of how to restrict the Knight movements step by step and eventually how to trap it and take it. Also, I finally realized how one needs to support the Knight with outpost positions, especially with a pawn. I've so often used the Knight carelessly and didn't support it, sort of putting it out to pasture until I needed it again, only to find that I hadn't moved quickly enough to save it, and remembered the words: "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse." More, more videos like these, please, maybe continue the series with a video for each unit?
Sir can just make it a little bit slower, having a hard time following you, thanks.
Now I know how to deal with Rook and Knight endings. Thank you very much
i have had trouble with Q+K vs Kn+K in short-time endgames, twice having to settle for a draw. i get some ideas from this video on how to figure out mate more quickly, but i wonder if there is any specific advice on technique.
I thank that as show video.
This was strangely fascinating :)
Thanks for the great video
by GM Dejan Bojkov
Today Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov brings us the sequel, and unfortunately for the knight, this movie also spells doom for the horsey! Where our first video showed tricky, and at times very original examples of the knights "dysfunction" -- here it is much more simple: The knight is dominated by the long range pieces in the open board, particularly the bishops and the rooks. Perhaps the knight should "stay out of the way" when the "big boys come to play"?
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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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