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How does 9.Nd4 prevent d6 or d5? The d6 and d5squares remain available to black's pawn with the only impediment being capture by white's e5 pawn. But e5 could capture d6 or d5 even if the knight did not go to d4. Thanks.
you said its part 1 but its written part 3 why?
Elliot, I love the way you explain and analyze these games man. Simple and straightforward delivery.
Thanks fo much for this great series. As a complete beginner these games give me much better understanding of the importance of thinking a few move ahead.
It's also full of tips which I didn't know :)
Why doesn't white's bishop take Lasker's at a3? Forgive me if it's obvious, but I'm a beginner and can't figure that out for the life of me.
Very good game , waiting for the part 2 . Love it.
Love ya dude, your videos are second to none... but you should bone up on your definition of irony ;)
thank you so much. happy to see another one of these. they are helping!!
Very nicely presented. I love your pacing, your explanations and the ideas shown.
I concur with previous comments. Great video and series. Give us a bit more time to pause on key moves.
Also: These videos seem a bit short and it feels a bit cheesy to break them into multiple parts. I would prefer one game per video... but it isn't a big deal.
I'm enjoying the series, please keep them coming.
You are really good! All of a sudden you say, I'm gonna cut this up into multiple videos... Already? haha
Can't wait for next part!
You do a great presentation. I love "every move explained" videos and you do as good a job as anyone with a very clear and easy to understand style. May I make one suggestion? I know you get in the flow of your presentation, but a couple of your "what do you guys think you'd do now" questions caught me with my hand off my mouse and you answered before I could pause. OK, I'm old and slow, but if you could discipline yourself to always make a pause it would be great. Maybe you could borrow the phrase "I can wait" as a reminder. Thanks, and I really am just being very picky here. Overall, great job!
This is exactly the type of stuff why I prefer annotated video lessons over annotated games in books. The realtime explanations really clarify the concepts and the ideas why moves are played and why moves are bad. To me this approach does a whole lot more than scattering question marks/ exclamation marks and piling variation upon variation as I see in many books. Very nice video (including the first two in the series), clear explanation and well-paced. Looking forward to the second half of the match.
Great post! Your explanations are almost worth more than the game itself.
by FM Elliott Liu
FM Elliot Liu shows you a brilliant Emanuel Lasker game from nearly 120 years ago to illustrate the power of making constant threats with your moves.
Lasker uncorks one of the first uses of the Berlin Defense in top-level play to quickly gain an advantage in this instructive game.
FM Liu shows you how Lasker pressed his edge and improved his position with every move.
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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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