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  • 10 months ago

    Black__Knight

    thank you

  • 22 months ago

    Black__Knight

    Thank you Grandmaster.

  • 2 years ago

    supermessi

    Good video! Thanks!

  • 3 years ago

    shequan

    grammar man is of wrongness. many of thing can be communicated dramatically with poignancy with ignore of grammar. cutting through all bullshit.

  • 4 years ago

    kaichess

    great, thanks.

  • 4 years ago

    mmurphy

    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... :) )

    Cheers.

  • 4 years ago

    Webhead

    Another superb lesson.  This guy is an unbelievable teacher.  He makes difficult concepts seem simple to even a patzer like me.

  • 4 years ago

    Prestwich

    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 Nge7
    8. Bg5 f6 9. Be3 O-O 10. Qd2 a6 11. Bxc6 Nxc6 12. O-O-O f5 13. Bg5 Qe8 14. f3
    exf3 15. gxf3 Nd8 16. Rhg1 c6 17. Rg3 Rf7 18. Rdg1 b5 19. Bf6 Raa7 20. Qh6 Qf8
    21. Be5 Kh8 22. Rh3 Qg8 23. Ne2 f4 24. Rxg7 Rxg7 25. Nxf4 Nf7 26. Ng6# 1-0
    Source:

    http://www.exeterchessclub.org.uk/Strategy/opbish2.html

  • 4 years ago

    themothman

    lol who is this idiot

    quit wasting your time talking about grammer

  • 4 years ago

    KillaNinja

    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...

  • 4 years ago

    ajitsampat

    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?

  • 4 years ago

    Prestwich

    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.

  • 4 years ago

    osmosis92

    Prestwich: Does the grammer really matter?

    regardless of where the apostrophe is placed it's a great video by a great player.

  • 4 years ago

    KoherC

    good vid

  • 4 years ago

    Rapidfire220

    Why are you so concerned about grammar?

  • 4 years ago

    Prestwich

    Grammar Corner

    Bishops please, not Bishop's.

    An apostrophe should never be used merely to indicate a plural.

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