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Hi ! I´ve paused the video before move f6 was played wondering if Bxb5 - Bxb5 followed by Rxb5 - Qxb5 and Nc3+ was ok or not ? Thanks for your nice video .
This is excellent. First video of JF's I have viewed. It makes me eager to view more of them. Best part is JF style. Disarmingly frank. Not trying to justify or rationalize. I especially liked discussion of Bxd5 versus Nxd5.
Nice try Friedel
Thnx Very Nicyyyy
Excellent, keeping simple the explanations!! AA++
brave enough to discuss loss
you played well, Kamsky is just a well-oiled machine. Queen h1 proves that!
And jollyplayer, the point was to sacrifice to obtain winning chances. That's set against playing without the sacrifice and accepting a statically worse position.
Seems like the wrong title .. he sacrificed his pawn to LOSE. We did not learn much on how to sacrifice and win. But nevertheless, I enjoyed it.
Moves like g3 and Qh1 are the type that I haven't played at all till now:)
Seems scary versing such a solid player.
mmm good one
bobobobob101 shut up
Excellent. Honestly the best part of your videos is that you're hilarious :P ... "And if I play to d7 he laughs at me" :P.
Really interesting stuff - and thank you especially for working with a game you lost.
by GM Josh Friedel
GM Friedel talks about how Grandmasters approach decisions about sacrificing pawns. He analyzes a game of his against Gata Kamsky from the recently concluded World Open, featuring a controversial defensive pawn sacrifice, followed by a tense middlegame.
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GM Josh Friedel
Josh grew up in New Hampshire under the tutelage of NM Hal Terrie. He never improved very fast, but he never stopped either. At this date, Josh has passed 2500 fide and earned the GM title. In 2008, Josh had several strong results in top US events: shared fourth in the US Champs (last GM norm), shared fourth in the Chicago Open, shared first in the National Open, and second in the Continental Championship.
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