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Thanks for the video!
I found the last example extremeley interesting.Thanks!
In that last game, could Black get some counterplay by playing Rc2+?
Agreed, very enjoyable examples of these concepts. Thank you.
Thank you Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov.
thank your, the contents and the explanation are extremely good, better than some US GM videos! thaks again!
Thank you for support. We shall keep on learning :)
I'll add my kudos to the bunch. GM Bojkov's explanations and presentation style are outstanding. Many thanks.
Very helpful. Thank you for the clear explanations.
Wonderful lecture. Just one remark: 13.g4 is a dubious attempt to refute the Dragon (making sure no one gets inspired by the video and tries to win instantly with it).
Nice, I like the set up where you show partial games but include one game from the start. Instructions are clear and simple. Many thanks.
Very exciting dragon game! Very instructive games too, I loved this video.
You're fast becoming my favourite video lecturer. Good teachers have three things in common: simplicity, clarity and easy to follow instruction. You provide all three every time!
Really good info here. Thanks.
Enjoyed the video. Thanks for posting.
Very nice. It's always fun to see a game from Tal. And it was very instructive to see how much you can sacrifice to open the h file for a mating attack. Thanks.
by GM Dejan Bojkov
In today's lecture, Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov brings us the second installment in his video series about the "actual" value of the chess pieces. Here we see several incredible examples of when large material deficits are made up for by activity, threats, and practical pressure. One can achieve this by attacking, and also by trapping the opponent's pieces. Seeing beyond the "point values" and understanding the game as a whole is critical for every chess player!
Intermediate | Advanced
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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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