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Great video. I love your beginner series. Beginners are the life blood of any sport!
Another good video for me I'll have to watch multiple times!
The prep work to get that knight to the outpost was very skillful. How many of us would either rush that outpost and lose it or ignore it and start the pawn storm?
very clear and thought provoking
If black takes the pawn on g3 at 26:50 or so, white replies Rh3 and wins the queen right? instead of doing it in two moves with Rd2? or am I wrong?
Also, your videos are the bomb.
what okay ..okay
After knight takes on D6, and black moves Ne8 or Bf8, why doesn't white play Bb5, trapping the queen?
@13:38 could b4 be played followed by Nb5?
I dont understand. He played c4. Why he didnt play Nc7 with great advantage.
Thanks, great job! interesting how many small maneuvers made a huge impact in the game. I like this video, everyone loves the long diagonal shots, but this really shows the power in short purposeful positioning of pieces.
all I can says is fantastic looking to the second part
As others have said, black played way too passively, he could've easily sacced the rook and placed the knight on C5, where it could become a monster. I don't even consider a pawn and a minor piece that much of a sac for a rook, especially if it gets off a nice bishop (and leaves yours down a dangerous diagonal).
Have a gameplan and remember, if you want to play aggressive openings, be prepared to play aggressively.
Excesive use of the word "cute" for tactics and strategy :)
Beautifully explained, so that even a beginner can follow. Thanks.
more of a passive play by black.had he been more agrresive, it would not have been that easy.
by FM Elliott Liu
Our featured video author for the month of June starts us off with a bang! FM Elliot Liu makes his triumphant return with a video that guarantees to leave you wondering, "is chess really that simple?" Elliot's well-spoken descriptions of several deep positional ideas are sure to help every beginner take their game to the next level. Watch as white's meticulous planning leads to a dominating Knight and eventually, a beautiful attack...
Players: Isaac Boleslavsky
vs. Georgy Lisitsin
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation, Yugoslav Attack (B76)
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FM Elliott Liu
April 25 is actually "Elliott Liu Day" in San Diego County! The young FIDE Master from San Diego earned that special distinction by winning the 2005 U.S. Cadet Championship, 2006 Pan-American Games U18, 2 IM norms, and playing in one U.S. Championship and three World Youth Championships. The 19-year old is just completing his freshman year at Stanford University.
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