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Nice example game!
Thank you Grandmaster.
Good video! Thanks!
grammar man is of wrongness. many of thing can be communicated dramatically with poignancy with ignore of grammar. cutting through all bullshit.
The grammar is significant because it breaks a title search. An individual would have to remember the grammatical error to find it using a direct title search. We all make mistakes (oh boy, do I) and the best policy is to fix them when we find them. (oh, site admin... :) )
Another superb lesson. This guy is an unbelievable teacher. He makes difficult concepts seem simple to even a patzer like me.
This was a good lecture on an important topic. It reminded me of this game by the late Tony Miles, which is another great illustration of the potential power of an unopposed bishop in the middlegame.
[Event "Porz"][Site "?"][Date "1981.??.??"][Round "?"][White "Miles, Anthony J"][Black "Reefschlager, Helmut"][Result "1-0"][ECO "C15"][WhiteElo "2575"][BlackElo "2405"][PlyCount "51"][EventDate "1981.??.??"][EventType "game"]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nge2 dxe4 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Nxc3 Nc6 7. Bb5 Nge78. Bg5 f6 9. Be3 O-O 10. Qd2 a6 11. Bxc6 Nxc6 12. O-O-O f5 13. Bg5 Qe8 14. f3exf3 15. gxf3 Nd8 16. Rhg1 c6 17. Rg3 Rf7 18. Rdg1 b5 19. Bf6 Raa7 20. Qh6 Qf821. Be5 Kh8 22. Rh3 Qg8 23. Ne2 f4 24. Rxg7 Rxg7 25. Nxf4 Nf7 26. Ng6# 1-0Source:
lol who is this idiot
quit wasting your time talking about grammer
omg :D Prestwich thats brilliant. While we're giving out suggestions here i think it would be just nifty if one of the authors put out a video on how to use proper grammer. I mean as Prestwich says, we need to make an example. Just think of all those players out there who will now never learn the concepts behind opposite coloured bishops...
I enjoyed this video...Rich in commentary. I have a suggestion for perhaps an important future series...Color Complex by any of our authors. This game is a nice illustration of playing on light squares and there have been other videos as well covering color complex. Iryna Zenyuk our Friday columnist has touched upon this subject when she was doing her articles on exchanging minor pieces. I have learned from all these and have won games using the concepts.
However, I think a proper video series on Color Complex will be useful. Let us say we start out with an introductory video on what color complex is with some examples from games and then present games from the beginning and higlight what to watch for. Any thoughts?
Rapidfire220 asks: Why are you so concerned about grammar? I'm surprised anyone needs to ask. OK, here goes; I'll try to keep it brief.
Good chess requires precision of thought, mental discipline. Agreed? So does good communication. Bad spelling and bad grammar can create "noise" that can distract the reader from the "message" and thus not only make a bad impression on the reader but make the communication inefficient.
Being careless about grammar and spelling also makes a statement about one as a person and is thus likely to affect one's prospects in the education system and the job market.
Finally, chess.com employees should be setting a good example to the children and young people who use this excellent website.
Prestwich: Does the grammer really matter?
regardless of where the apostrophe is placed it's a great video by a great player.
Why are you so concerned about grammar?
Bishops please, not Bishop's.
An apostrophe should never be used merely to indicate a plural.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Although common knowledge tells us that Opposite Colored Bishop "endings" increase the drawing chances for the defender, as we are reminded from this video lecture by GM Khachiyan, in the "middlegame" those same bishops can prove to be "doubled edged" friends indeed... Let Karpov show us how it's done, as he takes down Kasparov in a game from their WCH match of 1985!
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GM Melikset Khachiyan
Melik began playing chess at the age of 8, won the Baku Junior Championship two years later and became a Soviet Candidate Master two years after that. He began coaching early in his career and has brought up three Junior World Champions (among them Levon Aronian). In 2001, he immigrated to the US, where he qualified to play in the U.S. Championship several times. He earned his Grandmaster title in 2006.
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